Monday, June 1, 2009


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 970. Empty wt. 616. Fuel capacity 25. Wingspan 18'. Length 16'6".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 196. Cruise mph 170. Stall mph 70. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 1,000. Landing roll 800. Range 700.

This fast single-seater picked up three trophies when it flew to the 1955 EAA Fly-In at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With its 12-gallon main fuel tank and a pair of 6.5 gallon fiberglass tip tanks, the Doodle Bug boasts an amazing 700-mile range. It is built from welded steel tube. The fuselage and tail group is fabric covered. The wings are all metal. It is powered by a 90-hp Continental.


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