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Minimax aircraft

Updated on January 13, 2014

I Love the JDT MiniMax

My Name is Dayle Medley and I would like to share with you my love of the JDT MiniMax Light Sport Aircraft


This Sport Pilot Airplane was designed by Wayne Ison. It is a wood framed Home built Airplane that is covered with cloth and painted.


My Love of this little Airplane began 7 years ago and I want to tell you this Small Airplane won my heart.

My Sports and Recreation Lenses

Sports and Recreation Lensography

Easy to Build and Fun to Fly

The name JDT Mini-MAX says it all

Easy to Build and Fun to Fly!

A Minimum cost aircraft, requiring a Minimum of building space, time or skill. A "Maximum" high of pure pleasure and performance.

The cost of building your own airplane may be less than you think!... with time tested and proven designs from JDT Mini-MAX Aircraft. They have helped put hundreds of "New Builder/Owners" into the air... a "first time feeling" that you can only experience by being up there proudly flying your own, self-built aircraft. From Ultralights to Microlights to Experimental Aircraft... JDT Mini-MAX can get you into the air for a small amount of time and money.

Barney's Mini Max

JDT MiniMax 1/2 VW

How the Mini-max is Built

JDT offers Low Cost Starter Kit

Now you can find out what it's like to build a JDT Mini-MAX Aircraft kit!

The Fin Starter Kit includes everything you need to easily build a typical JDT Mini-MAX kit component, using the simple JDT Mini-MAX construction techniques. Includes plans, all material, epoxy, even a staple gun and staples. Please note... The Fin Starter Kit is an actual component intended to introduce and demonstrate the ease of building with wood, however, it is not intended to replace the fin which will be shipped in the kit. A fin will be included with each tail kit or full airframe kit.

JDT Mini-Max 1600R

It's got the Rotax 503 on it. It's got an after market cool scoop from California Power as well as custom variable timing ignition from Air screw Performance

Visit JDT Minimax

Are you close to JDT Minimax? Perhaps you are going to be in the area. Stop and say hello to all the great folks that make up JDT Minimax.

The Airbike from Mini-Max - Its like riding a sky bound Harley

Final Flight Of The Mini Max

I am sad to report that my flying days are finished. I took my final flight in the intrepid little Mini Max and while approaching for a landing, I suffered a heart attack.

Not only have my flying days ended, but, I destroyed this beautiful little plane. It is and will be missed.

Since you're in the area check in at traffic control. Let us know what you think and feel about the area.

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      hobbyuav 

      5 years ago

      I hope more people are inspired to get into aviation because of your lens. Thank you.

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      JeffGilbert 

      5 years ago

      Very nice info, I had no idea this existed. I've heard of single passenger helicopters, but not airplane kits. Great lens!!! :)

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      antoniow 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      You thank!... with time tested and proven designs from JDT Mini-MAX Aircraft. www.Latty39.com

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      NidhiRajat 

      6 years ago

      Informative lens.........!!!!!!!!!!!

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      ruben77 

      6 years ago

      Planes are so much fun!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I plans built a 1/2 VW MiniMax and flew it for 61/2 years. I can't say enough good things about Wayne's design.

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      GenesisLabs 

      7 years ago

      Several years ago I visited the factory to look at the Airbike, that was a cool airplane. I hope you are doing well, sorry to hear of your accident. Take care.

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      John M. White 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Sorry you had to give up aviation and that your airplane was busted, but at least you got to fly!JetAviator7All Things Aviation

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      Airinka 

      8 years ago

      Nice!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Hi all:I am Iván from Spain, I am putting back in flight a Mini-MAX I recently purchased.Can someone send me the build and/or fly manuals ? (pdf format o another format)Thanks for all.Ivan_del_Mini-Max@hotmail.com

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      aerotach 

      9 years ago

      I love your plane I work on the tachometer that's in there most likey

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      wrchelicopter 

      9 years ago

      Great Info, Great Lens about the the minimax, 5 stars

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      mmichaeldonavon 

      9 years ago

      Hey, yes, I'm a mini-max lover. I built an EROS mini-max 1650 in 1999 and am still flying it; it fact I flew it today. Keep it at Merritt Island Airport, Florida. Busy field as they are training all Air India pilots. But it is lots of fun. I'm on my second 503 w/dual carbs; if I can be of any assistance to anyone, let me know. I "ain't been there and done it all", but after 20 years of USAF Avionics Maintenance and 28 years of flying, I've seen a little bit of it.

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      thomasz 

      10 years ago

      Cool lens. Interesting info.

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      There's a new discussion group on Google DEDICATED to the minimax aircraft.http://groups.google.com/group/mini-max

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      bobcee 

      11 years ago

      Nice video, nice aircraft. It's never had quite the popularity it deserves in the UK.

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      TheFleaMarketGuru 

      11 years ago

      Up, up and away...! But watch those hard landings!Good site.

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      Joi 

      11 years ago

      Great site! Even though the minimax is a death box with wings:O I still prefer the good-ole-trike:) Watching the video brings back great memories--I miss flying;)

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      Nara White Owl 

      11 years ago

      I love the site ... keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing even more about this plane.I have been looking into learning to fly.

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