Own one of the first Monis ever made, Moni #8!
Brought to Portland this fall after being stored at a hangar in Idaho for 25 years. Seat is out and landing gear is off as previous owner was going to change undercarriage. Prop is a piece of art!
Have original owner's manual.
The finished Moni was a mildly aerobatic motoglider, surely one of the most fun and economical types of airplanes. A Moni pilot could zip along at 193 kph (120 mph) or stop her engine and glide around in search of thermal updrafts at a respectable 20:1 glide ratio. Airframe weight totalled about 118 kg (260 lb), a mere 1.8 kg (4 lb) over the legal weight limit for ultralights but the Moni was at least two times faster. All this superb performance depended on a small and economical power plant, the KFM 107 two-stroke, air-cooled engine that Monnett included with all the kits he sold.
Edited by Perry
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