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
They can vary one manufacturer to another.
|Empty weight||130 kg|
|Maximum weight||220 kg|
|Engine||1 Gnome & Rhône of 15 hp|
Our HM-8 came from Escatalens (Tarn-et-Garonne) in 1986.