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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.

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.


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 Super Bantam to have great performance. Super Bantam Weight and Balance

We are also developing a Radial Bantam with the Verner 7U engine.  The Verner engine gives the builder the option of a vintage look while still having the performance and engine weight appropriate for the Bantam structure.  

Take a look at our progress on the Radial Bantam Gallery.


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, 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.  With the different engine options, 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.

Brodhead to Oshkosh!


All in all, the Hatz Bantam (Original 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?


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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