Thursday, February 18, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,100. Empty wt. 630. Fuel capacity 12. Wingspan 15'. Length 19'. Engine 100-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 235. Cruise mph 190. Stall mph 70. Climb rate 1,600. Takeoff run 1,500. Landing roll 2,000. Range 300.
Designed by J.W. Miller, the JM-2 took a different approach to Formula I airplane racing. Both the engine and main wings are set aft of the pilot’s enclosed cockpit. A Continental drove a pusher prop; the spinner took the place of the tailcone. Two sections of the vertical propeller shroud act as the vertical stabilizer, and the elevators are placed in T-tail fashion. The wings are covered with honeycomb material reinforced by fiberglass and resin. The fuselage is constructed from four fiberglass panels.