The all-metal single-seat aircraft featured a welded steel-tube structure with light alloy skin, it had a fixed tricycle landing gear. The aircraft was powered by a 65 hp Revmaster Model 1831D modified Volkswagen motor car engine.
The Mini-Hawk 1 was destroyed in a fatal accident on April 12, 1973 in Chino, California. Unfamiliar with the aircraft controls the new pilot bounced on takeoff, then climbed at a steep angle, failed to maintain flying speed and crashed.
Span: 18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)
Length: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Height: 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Weight empty: 500 lb (226 kg)
Max T/O weight: 800 lb (362 kg)
Max speed: 140 mph (225 kmh)
Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 kmh)
Landing speed: 55 mph (89 kmh)
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,048 m)
Climb at sea level: 800 ft (244 m) /min
Range: 500 mls (800 km)