Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Plans and kits are available to the homebuilder for the Monarch C ultralight motorglider. Power is supplied by a 12-hp McCulloch engine located behind the pilot’s seat; however, engines up to 20 hp can be used. The high wing makes use of a wooden rear spar with woodand-foam ribs. Fiberglass covers the leading edge, and the remainder of the wing is covered with fabric. Despite its fragile appearance, the Monarch C is stressed to +8Gs and -4Gs. The fuselage pod is molded in two pieces then joined at the centerline; there are no horizontal
tail surfaces. A single landing wheel is beneath the pilot.