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Houde Bimax

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Top speed  250 km/h
Manufacturer  Patrice Houde
Wingspan  8.25 m

The Houde Bimax is a French ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by Patrice Houde, introduced at the Blois homebuilt aircraft fly-in in September 2010. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.


Design and development

The Bimax was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.

The aircraft is made from wood, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. Its 8.25 m (27.1 ft) span wing is detachable for ground transportation and storage. Standard engines available are the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplants.

Specifications (Bimax)

Data from Bayerl and Tacke

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
  • Empty weight: 278 kg (613 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 110 litres (24 imp gal; 29 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912UL four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW (80 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Stall speed: 64 km/h (40 mph; 35 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 280 km/h (174 mph; 151 kn)
  • References

    Houde Bimax Wikipedia

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