TYPE: Side-by-side kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Announced at Oshkosh in July 2002 as the Team Rocket F2, based on major components from the F1, including wings, tail and landing gear. By July 2003, had become M1.

COSTS: Estimated kit price US$25,000; fast-build kit US$35,000 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Intended to combine high performance and low price. Low-wing monoplane with closely cowled engine. Tapered wings and tailplane; moderately sweptback fin. Meets FAA's '51 per cent' rule. Quoted build time 2,250 hours (1,000 hours for fast-build kit).

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Flaps. Horn-balanced rudder and elevators.

STRUCTURE: Principally of aluminium, primed with epoxy chromate for corrosion resistance. Titanium mainwheel legs; glass fibre engine cowling and wingtips.

LANDING GEAR: Choice of tailwheel or nosewheel; fixed. Spring cantilever titanium mainwheel legs. Mainwheels 5.00-5.

POWER PLANT: One 224 kW (300 hp) Textron Lycoming IO-540 flat-six and MT-Propeller MTV-9-B-C/C193-109 three-blade, constant-speed propeller. Fuel capacity 227 litres (60.0 US gallons; 50.0 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Two persons side by side beneath rearward-sliding canopy. Fixed windscreen.