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Lightsport Aircraft Pilot is a directory of aircraft that generally fit into what are described as ultralight aircraft, advanced ultralight aircraft, light sport aircraft, experimental light sport aircraft, experimental aircraft, amateur built aircraft, ELSA or homebuilt aircraft in the United States and Canada. These include weight shift aircraft, more commonly known as trikes, powered parachutes, and powered para-gliders.

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JDT Mini-Max LLC
PO Box 308 Nappanee,
Indiana 46550
Phone (574) 773-2151
Fax (574) 773-3950

The Eros has been in production since 1995, it is a beefed up version of the Mini Max which was first introduced in 1984. It features all wood geodetic construction throughout.

Standard features include an open cockpit, removable wings, steerable tailwheel, 4 point safety harness, fuel tank, factory welded fuselage and tail.

Options include various engines, folding wings brakes, trim, wheel pants, wing tips bucket seat, extra fuel, plus various quick build and assembly packages. 

The name Mini-MAX says it all. A Minimum-cost aircraft, requiring a Minimum of building space, time or skill. A Maximum high of pure pleasure and performance.

Wood was chosen as the basic building material. It is easy to work with, dependable in its strength characteristics, and is not bothered by the vibrations associated with 2-cycle engines.

Construction techniques are of the old-fashioned, tried and true wood truss and plywood gusset method. It is very simple, and builds quickly.

If you have ever built a balsa-wood model airplane, you have the experience required to build this "full-scale" model! While construction time will vary from builder to builder, approximately 300 hours is the average.

JDT Mini Max Eros Experimental Lightsport Aircraft Specifications
Empty Weight: 319 lbs.
Gross Weight: 560 lbs.
Wing Span: 25 ft.
Wing Area: 112.5 sq. ft.
Engine: 447 Rotax
Cruise Speed: 70 m.p.h.
Stall Speed: 30 m.p.h.
VNE: 90 m.p.h.
Construction: Wood/fabric
Building time: 400 Hrs.

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