Monday, March 15, 2010

MOONEY “MITE”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 780. Empty wt. 500. Fuel capacity 11-17. Wingspan 26'10". Length 17'8".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 143. Cruise mph 130. Stall mph 43. Climb rate 1,000+. Takeoff run 300. Landing roll 275. Range 600.

The Mooney Mite, first flown in 1947, was constructed by Mooney Aircraft, a company formed by the executives of the Culver Aircraft Corp. This single-seat monoplane was originally powered by a 25-hp Crosley converted automobile engine. The Mooney Mite is built with, a combination of steel tube, wood, and fabric materials. The most common engine is the 65-hp Continental. Mooney no longer sells the plans for the Mite.



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