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.