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THE NEW HATZ BANTAM
    

MUCH MORE THAN LIGHT SPORT!

The Hatz Bantam airframe is now available completely welded.  Hangar 10 Aero has invested in permanent fixtures to provide builders with an option to purchase a finished Bantam fuselage including landing gear, tail feathers, and engine mount.  Even powder coating can be done in any color.

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…LARGER COCKPIT THAN A HATZ CB-1, OR A HATZ CLASSIC!

The dimension s of the New Bantam have been increased by 2” in width and 1” in depth to fit most any pilot.  If you’re over 6’ tall and 250 pounds, you will be very comfortable flying a Bantam.  Even the rudder pedals have two different axle locations that can be changed for a perfect fit.  Toe brakes have been incorporated to follow the pedals in any position.  Even the seats have been lowered.  Different cushion sizes will further customize your fit.

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...UL POWER AND CONTINENTAL ENGINE OPTIONS

For a maximum performing Hatz Bantam, the UL Power 130 hp engine may be just the answer.  This engine weights even less than the Jabiru 3300 120 hp.  We are in the process of adapting the firewall forward to fit a fully cowled UL Power UL350iS 130 hp (172 lbs.) and Continental O-200D 100 hp (only 20 lbs. heavier than the Jabiru) on the new wider airframe.  It has become clear that many pilots want an alternative engine to the Jabiru.  We expect the New Bantam to have great performance with these new engine options.  

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…LIGHTER AND SIMPLER

The Bantam is the lightest and simplest Hatz ever built.  The New Bantam will have all the advantages of the original Bantam.  The main features include; shorter wings (less drag), lower ailerons only (simpler and less drag), all aluminum wing components (except for spars), fuselage fuel tank (lighter, less drag, and lower CG), lighter and simpler landing gear with integrated machined axle and mounting system.  And now to further simplify construction and reduce weight the upper wing can be built in one single piece.  This simplifies the cabane attach fittings and eliminates the fairings between the sections.  The fuselage fuel tank (similar to a J-3 Cub) is not just lighter…it can be fueled while standing on the ground.  This means no fuel lines running down the cabane struts (less drag) and no possibility of fuel spilling into the cockpit from inadvertent over filling. The stability of the Bantam is enhanced by its lower CG and wing tip design (adds to the dihedral affect).  As in the CB-1, the top wing needs no dihedral allowing for a single piece wing design.

Target weight of the New Bantam is 800 pounds empty.  Even with the new lighter Continental O-200D, at 199 pounds, we expect to meet this empty weight goal.  Simplifying the upper wing to a single piece cantilevered design will reduce weight and be easier to construct.  There will be fewer parts that will also help keep the cost down.

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Brodhead to 
Oshkosh!

…STANDS ON ITS OWN MERIT

All in all, the Hatz Bantam (0riginal or the New Bantam) stands on its own even if you do not consider that it meets the definition of the Light Sport category.  With the availability of the welded fuselage and many other manufactured parts, the New Bantam is now easier than ever for a plans-built biplane to be yours.

Want wind 
in your hair?

TIME TO ORDER YOURS!

Here’s How.  The New Bantam fuselages are affordable only if built in sets of three at a time.  It takes approximately three to four weeks per airframe once production begins.  PRESS HERE for pricing and production.

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