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miniLAK

The miniLAK experience summary

The LAK-17 MINI is a new generation FAI 13,5 m class sailplane. LAK-17 MINI is made of hybrid composite materials such as kevlar, carbon, glass fiber. The wing spar is made of modern carbon rods GRAPHLITE SM315 and has a double T section. The weight of each wing panel is 40 kg. The airbrake is situated on upper surfaces only.

The retractable landing gear has a 350×15 mm tire and shock absorber. The hydraulic main wheel brake is actuated by an air brake handle. The rudder pedals are adjustable in flight. All controls, hook up automatically. The wings incorporate fork–type spar roots joined with two pins. The elevator hooks up automatically during assembly.

The cockpit is of monocoque construction. The manually controlled seat pan and an adjustable seat back together with optimally arranged control elements offer notable comfort on long flights. The one-piece Weiss canopy hinges forward. On the left side, there is a sliding window with a ventilation scoop. The instrument panel lifts up together with the canopy.

Sailplane could be produced in three versions:

  • LAK-17 MINI – pure glider with fuselage ballast tank jettisonable in flight;
  • LAK-17 MINI FES – motorglider Front Electric self launcher is a highly effective propulsion system with a light but powerful brushless electric motor and small and foldable propeller at the front part of the fuselage.

The brochure for the MINI LAK can be found here.

Technical data

  • WEIGHTS
  • DIMENSIONS
  • PERFORMANCE DATA
  • ENGINE
  • COCKPIT
  • OPTIONS
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MINILAK FES
Empty Weight, kg
163
213
MTOW, kg
350
350
Water Ballast in Wings, kg
80
80
Min Wing Loading, kg/m²
33
33
Max Wing Loading, kg/m²
41.6
41.6
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MINILAK FES
Wing Span, m
13.5
13.5
Wing Area, m²
8.41
8.41
Fuselage Length, m
6.53
6.53
Fuselage Height, m
1.32
1.32
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MINILAK FES
V_ne, km/h
230
230
G Limits Without Ballast
-2.65/+5.3
-2.65/+5.3
MINILAK FES
Type
FES-LAK-M100
Overall System Weight, kg
52
Batteries Weight, kg
32
Total Energy Capacity of the Batteries, kWh
4.2
Single Battery Charging Time
4
Continuous Power, kW
20
Max Power, kW
22
Propeller Diameter, m
1.0

01.

Instrument panel

Choose your instrument panel from these standard layouts. Custom layouts are possible under request.

02.

Adjustable pedals

Pedals adjustable in flight to change position of legs and body during long flights.

03.

Adjustable seat

Seat-back adjustable in flight allows changes in one’s position during long flights.

04.

Leather handles

Leather-covered handles feel cool in your hands

  • Landing gear position warning when opening the airbrakes
  • Shock absorbing air cushion
  • Air inflatable back support pillow, in-flight adjustable to desirable spine position. Strongly recommended to improve sports results
  • Antenna for a transponder preinstalled in the fin
  • Factory installed ELT
  • Holes in the fin water ballast tank protects from overfilling the tank and CofG moving behinf the limits
  • LED strobe, low energy consumption
  • Factory installed oxygen system
  • Tinted canopy glass
  • Air extractor
  • Microphone in the instrument panel
  • Choise of cushion materials, fitting the LAK standard shape or a customised shape
  • Sockets for a headset
  • Installation of a CD or USB player
  • Bluetooth devices