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Note :  As with all amateur built aircraft,  it is the builder's sole responsibility to ensure all precautions are taken to build and fly safely.  The purchaser hereby accepts all risks associated with construction and operation of amateur built aircraft.


Designed and prototyped in the spring of 1984, the 7/8 scale Nie. 11 went through a hurried 10 hours of serious test flying before being loaded on a trailer for the trip to Oshkosh. Flight testing included the usual stuff, while I was watching, (and some “unauthorized” activities when I was not.)


Loops, spins, Split S and a  power dive were performed on C-IRCA (do not try this at home folks! Aerobatics NOT recommended! )


The 11 can be built with lightweight TUFF wheels and a Rotax 447 in the US Ultralight category. As a registered homebuilt, (or UL in Canada) it can be built in a range of variants including the Ni 17/24/27 and Siemens Shuckert D1.

* Recommended powerplants include the Rotax 503, 447, or VW.


Construction: The structure is 6061 tube with pull riveted gussets and bolts. Wings and fuselage are fabric covered. Plans are designed for the first time builder with basic tools.



Nieuport 11/17 (7/8th Scale Plans)

  • Span Main Wing: 21.6 ft

    Span Sub Wing: 20.2 ft

    Chord Main Wing: 3.6 ft

    Chord Sub Wing: 2 ft

    Wing Area: 114 sq. ft.

    Span Elevator: 8.2 ft 

    Length Cowl to Tail: 16.5 ft

    Height: 6.6 ft

    Weight Empty: 254 to 300 lbs

    Fuel Capacity: 5 to 12 Gal US

    Gross Weight: 550 lbs

    Stall Speed: 27 to 30 MPH

    Cruise: 62 to 80 MPH

    Top Speed: 85 MPH

    Never Exceed (Vne): 95 MPH

    * Engine (best performance): 503 Rotax

    * Reduction: 258:1

    Propeller (flight): 72x33

    Take off run: 250 ft

    Landing Roll: 225 ft

    G Factor (@ 550 lbs): +6 / -2.8

    Tubes: 6061-T6

    Gussets / fittings: 2024-T3

    Build Time: 700 hours

  • ALL plans will be sent via Xpresspost (US & Canada) and registered mail (International). Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. My part time shipper and full time student (Miranda, my daughter) does printing and mailings only on weekends. A tracking number will be emailed to you upon shipment. Thank you.

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