Avid Magnum
United States — single-engine two-seat high-wing kit-built monoplane

Archive Photos 1

Avid Magnum (N35896, c/n 87M, 2003) on display 1/7/2006 at the Cable Airshow, Upland, CA (Photos by John Shupek)

Overview 2

The Avid Aircraft Magnum is an American two-seat homebuilt cabin monoplane which was designed and sold as kits by Avid Aircraft of Caldwell, Idaho.

Design and Development 2

The Magnum is a high-wing strut-braced monoplane with a welded steel tube fuselage, the wings have aluminium spars and wooden ribs covered with Ceconite. The Magnum was sold without an engine and was designed for a range of Lycoming engines from 115 to 180 hp (86 to 134 kW), for example the Lycoming O-235, O-320 or the O-360. The enclosed cabin has side-by-side configuration seating for two with an option for an additional seat in the baggage area for two children or a small adult. It has a fixed conventional landing gear with a tailwheel and some are fitted with floats.

By 2010 the aircraft was Back in production by the Airdale Flyer Company of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Specifications and Performance Data 3




Design Features

Flying Controls


Landing Gear

Power Plant


Dimensions, external

Dimensions, internal


Weights and Loadings

Performance (at max T-O weight, ISA; 119 kWh; 160 hp O-320 engine)


  1. Photos: John Shupek
  2. History: Wikipedia, Avid Aircraft Magnum
  3. Jackson, Paul (MRAeS), Avid Aircraft Magnum, Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft 1995-96, London, Jane’s Information Group Limited, ISBN 0 7106 1262 1, Copyright 1995. pp. 486

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