Thursday, February 18, 2010


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,100. Empty wt. 600. Fuel capacity 12. Wingspan 20'8". Length 15'3". Engine 85-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: (estimated) Top mph 110. Cruise mph 90. Stall mph 58.

The Lil’ Rascal by Merle B. Miller began flight testing in early 1978. This biplane makes use of a steeltube fuselage and tail section covered with Stits Poly-Fibre Dacron. The wings are constructed of spruce and plywood and are covered with the same fabric. The landing gear is the non-retractable tailwheel type, and seating is for two persons in a side-by-side open cockpit. The standard 85-hp engine turns a fixed-pitch prop.


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