MDM-1 FOX - aerobatic glider
Pilot Approval Requirements: The MDM-1 FOX is a dual place, advanced, aerobatic glider and has special pilot requirements - please see the office staff. -All pilots should see Pilot Information Section.
MDM-1 FOX Description
The MDM-1 Fox is a Polish, composite mid-wing two-seater aerobatic glider with fixed undercarriage and conventional tail unit.The Fox, which first flew in 1993, is a development of the single-place aerobatic Swift S 1. The Fox is optimized for aerobatic training with erect and inverted clearance of +9/-6 g with one person and +7/-5 g with two people. The landing gear is fixed, and approach control is assisted by Schempp-Hirth airbrakes. The MDM-1 Fox is a Polish, composite mid-wing two-seater aerobatic glider with fixed undercarriage and conventional tail unit.
The simple instrument panel shows that the glider is built and equipped for acrobatic flying.
See the FOX in Action
Raw video of United States Glider Aerobatic Team pilot Eric Lentz Gauthier flying through the 2015 Unlimited Known Sequence in an MDM-1 Fox over Williams, California
This glider is certified in the Aerobatic Category. It has an L/D of 30. Allowable load factors for solo flight +9/-6 G, Gross weight loads of +7/-5 G. Read the manual for complete details about this fully aerobatic glider.
MDM-1 Fox Technical Specifications
Download the MDM-1 Fox Manual (PDF 11MB)
See manual and weight & balance to verify details for this aircraft
|Manufacturer||Edward Marganski||Span||14.00 m||45.9 ft|
|Designer||E. Marganski, K. Kapinos, H. Gielbaza, B. Adamski||Area||12.34 m2||132.8 ft2|
|Country of origin||Poland||Aspect Ratio||15.88|
|Construction||Fiberglass||Empty weight||345 kg||761 lb.|
|First Flight||1993||Gross weight||525 kg||1157 lb.|
|Numbers made||Wing Loading||42.54 kg/m2||8.71 LB/ft2|
|No. seats||2||L/D||30||126 km/h||30||68 kt|
|Airfoil||NACA 64(1)412||Min. Sink||0.80 m/s||100 km/h||2.62 ft/s||54 kt|
|Speed positive||G-load Positive||Speed Inverted||G-load Inverted|
|VA (Max. Maneuver speed)||215 km/h||115 kt||+ 9.0||+ 7||215 km/h||115 kt||- 6||- 5|
|VNE (Never Exceed speed)||290 km/h||155 kt||?||(+ 7)||290 km/h||155 kt||?||(- 5)|
The factory polar chart shows the the sink of the glider at particular speeds flown - based on standard gross weight. You should memorize your the speeds to fly and be able to quote them from memory. Where else can you find speeds to fly?
Weight and Balance
See the MDM-1 Fox manual link above. You must be aware of the weight and balance envelope of the glider you are flying. Know how to add weights as required to stay within the correct moment.
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