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Group Purpose: To discus and share information on the Monerai Sailplane.
Both the powered (Monerai P) and unpowered (Monerai S) versions are identical structurally.
We are interested in its flying characteristics, building or modification tips, events featuring the Monerai and the general
accumulation of information as a resource for builders and flyers of this sailplane.

The Monerai is a 80's era kit built aircraft of Aluminum & Fiberglass that assembles in ~600hrs.
There are many fine examples flying, and more being built from kits.



Monerai Documentation CD is available on www.monerai.com

See the Files section: Monnerai_CD_TOC.pdf for a list of CD contents.



MONERAI MONERAI MAX(Extended Tips)
Stall Speed 38 mph 38mph
Min. Sink 2.8 ft/sec@55mph 2.2 ft/sec@55mph
L/D 28/1 @ 60 mph 32/1 @ 60 mph
Vne 120 mph 120 mph
Vflaps +90°, -12° 90mph +90°, -12° 90mph
Length 19' 7" 19' 7"
Height 35"/52" 35"
Area 78 sq. ft. 84.5 sq. ft.
Span 36'(11 meters) 39'(12 meters)
Chord 26" 26"
Airfoil FX61-192 mod FX61-192 mod
Empty Weight 220 lbs 230 lbs
Gross Weight 450 lbs. (+- 6 g's) 450 lbs. (+- 5.4 g's)

The Monerai with Engine (MoneraiP):

Empty Weight 270 lbs
Gross Weight 500 lbs (+- 5.2 g's)
Stall 40 mph
LD 22/1 @60 mph

Engine Zenoah 250 single cylinder 2 cycle
Fuel Capacity 1 gal
Engine Duration 30 minutes
Rate of Climb 400 ft./min

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  • Jun 2, 2004
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