Sitting in the grass outside the Aeroplane Factory, the Moni Motorglider sits just waiting for John Monnett to come back back for a flight. It wants to fly so badly, they have to strap it the ground! “Motorglider?” You ask. “Those wings are only about 13 feet long – how can it be a motorglider?!”
Well, the airplane could be fitted with those short little wings for sport flying. The tiny airplane was a blast to fly, according to Monnett, who has since gone on to design and market many kit aircraft as the head of Sonex Aircraft. With a small engine mounted to the small airframe, it was just the pilot and the sky – the way many envision sport flying to be!