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Maule M-7 / MX-7
Maule MX-7-180A - N61SR
1994 Maule MX-7-180A
N61SR (sn 20016C)
Photo taken at Sun 'n Fun 2007
Lakeland Airport, FL USA (KLAL)
Photo © AirplaneMart.com

The Maule M-7 is a family single-engine light aircraft that has been manufactured in the United States since the mid 1980s. Based on the Maule M-4, it is a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane of conventional configuration, available with tailwheel or tricycle wheeled undercarriage, or as a seaplane with twin pontoons. The basic M-7 has a longer cabin than its predecessors, with two seats in front, a bench seat for up to three passengers behind them, and (like the M-6) an optional third row of "kiddie seats" at the rear. Extra cabin windows can be fitted if the "kiddie seats" are to be used. The MX-7 uses the same fuselage as the M-6, but the same wing as the M-5, but incorporates the increased fuel tankage and five-position flaps designed for the M-7.

The M-7 family has been produced both with piston and turboprop engines.

Variants (Maule M-7)

M-7-235 Super Rocket - Similar to M-6-235 with lengthened cabin. Tailwheel undercarriage and Lycoming O-540 engine

M-7-235B Super Rocket

M-7-235C Orion

MT-7-235 Tri-Gear - Super Rocket with tricycle undercarriage

M-7-260

M-7-260C

MT-7-260

M-7-420 Starcraft Turboprop - M-7-235 with Allison 250 turboprop engine

Variants (Maule MX-7)

MX-7 Rocket

MX-7-160 Sportplane - M-6 fuselage with M-5 wings. Lycoming O-320 engine

MXT-7-160 Comet - MX-7-160 with tricycle undercarriage

MX-7-180 Star Rocket - MX-7 with lengthened cabin. Optional third row of seats with windows. Lycoming O-360 engine

MX-7-180A Sportplane and Comet

MX-7-180B Star Rocket

MX-7-180C Millennium

MXT-7-180 Star Rocket - MX-7-180 with tricycle undercarriage

MX-7-250 Starcraft - MX-7 with Allison 250 turboprop engine

MX-7-420 Starcraft Turboprop - MX-7-235 with Allison 250 turboprop engine.

Specifications (Maule M-7-235)

General characteristics
Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 4 passengers
Length: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.89 m)
Wing area: 268 ft² (15.6 m²)
Empty weight: 1,500 lb (681 kg)
Gross weight: 2,500 lb (1,134 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-W, 235 hp (175 kW)

Performance
Cruise speed: 164 mph (265 km/h)
Range: 1,001 miles (1,610 km)

Last updated March 13, 2010
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