LAS BRISAS MOHAWK
PLANS AND INFORMATION SET FOR HOMEBUILD – KITFOX – AVID FLYER REPLICA
The Las Brisas Mohawk is an American homebuilt aircraft that was designed and produced by Las Brisas Sales of Ozark, Missouri. When it was available the aircraft was supplied in the form of plans for amateur construction.
Based upon the Avid Flyer, which it greatly resembles, the Mohawk features a strut-braced high wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit accessed via doors, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
The aircraft is made from metal tubing, with its flying surfaces and fuselage covered doped aircraft fabric. Its 30.00 ft (9.1 m) span wing features Junkers flaperons, has a wing area of 124.5 sq ft (11.57 m2) and is supported by “V” struts with jury struts. The plans specify standard hydraulic brakes, a steerable tailwheel and wings that fold for ground transport or storage. The standard engine used is the 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 two-stroke powerplant, which gives a standard day, sea level takeoff distance of 100 ft (30 m) and a landing roll of 150 ft (46 m).
The Mohawk has a typical empty weight of 450 lb (200 kg) and a gross weight of 1,000 lb (450 kg), giving a useful load of 550 lb (250 kg). With full fuel of 12 U.S. gallons (45 L; 10.0 imp gal) the payload for pilot, passenger and baggage is 478 lb (217 kg).
The manufacturer estimates the construction time from the supplied plans as 900 hours. In 1998 the designer indicated that the aircraft could be completed for US$6,500 excluding labor.
Capacity: one passenger
Length: 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Wing area: 124.5 sq ft (11.57 m2)
Empty weight: 450 lb (204 kg)
Gross weight: 1,000 lb (454 kg)
Fuel capacity: 12 U.S. gallons (45 L; 10.0 imp gal)
Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 503 twin cylinder, air-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 50 hp (37 kW)
Propellers: 2-bladed wooden
Maximum speed: 130 mph (209 km/h; 113 kn)
Cruise speed: 85 mph (137 km/h; 74 kn)
Stall speed: 30 mph (48 km/h; 26 kn) flaperons down
Range: 320 mi (278 nmi; 515 km)
Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,700 m)
Rate of climb: 1,200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 8.0 lb/sq ft (39 kg/m2)