Monnett Monerai Sailplane – N450SP

N450SP - Museum of FlyingMonnett Monerai Sailplane - N450SP - Museum of Flying

 

 

 

The Monnett Monerai is a sailplane that was developed in the United States in the late 1970s for homebuilding. It is a conventional pod-and-boom design with a V-tail and a mid-mounted cantilever wing of constant chord.

The kit assembles in approximately 600 hours. It has bonded wing skins and incorporates 90° flaps for glide path control. The pod-and-boom fuselage consists of a welded steel tube truss encased in a fiberglass shell, with an aluminum tube for the tailboom. A spar fitting modification was released in 1983.

A powered version was designed as the Monerai P with an engine mounted on a pylon above the wings. A Sachs Rotary Engine was chosen for the prototype. A version with extended wing tips is also available (Monerai Max) which increases the span to 12 m (39 ft) and raises the glide ratio from 28:1 to more than 30:1

Both the powered Monerai P and the unpowered Monerai S versions are identical structurally.


Specifications
Span: 36ft.
Empty Weight: 220 lbs.
Payload:  230 lbs.
Gross Weight: 450 lbs.
Area: 78 sq. ft.
Wing Load: 5.76 lbs./sq.ft.

 

 

 


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