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Maule MXT-7-180

Want STOL but donít want a taildragger? Mauleís tri-gear version of the M-7 may be just the ticket.

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It may not be sleek, sexy or fast, but the relatively new Maule MXT-7-180 does deliver typically good Maule short-field performance for a relatively low price, while leaving the bugaboo of taildragger ground handling behind.

The tri-gear Maule is the companyís first attempt at direct competition with mainstream four-place, fixed-gear singles. Introduced in 1991, at about the same time as the AGAC Tiger, the airplane didnít exactly turn the industry around...but then, no design has done all that well; the days of producing hundreds of airplanes a year are long gone. It bears noting that Maule is still in business, and still producing MXT-7-180s, while AGAC is history.

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