Mignet HM8 Avionette

History After several failures, Henri Mignet built the HM-8 Avionette in 1927. The description of the aircraft was published in…

History

After several failures, Henri Mignet built the HM-8 Avionette in 1927. The description of the aircraft was published in the newspaper Les Ailes in 1928. The was flight of an homebuilt HM-8 haken place in Angouleme on May 21st 1929.

In 1930, Mignet published its book “Comment j’ai construit mon avionette” (“How I built my Avionette”), providing to all its drawings and advises to build and fly an HM-8, launching the homebuilding movement in France.

About 200 HM-8 were built before WWII. Some of them are still in airworthy

Characteristic

They can vary one manufacturer to another.

Caracteristics

Wingspan  8 m
Length  6 m
Height  1,7 m
Empty weight  130 kg
Maximum weight  220 kg
Speed  80 km/h
Range  200 km
Crew 1
Engine  1 Gnome & Rhône of 15 hp

 

Our aircraft

Our HM-8 came from Escatalens (Tarn-et-Garonne) in 1986.

 

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