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Mustang Midget

Performance & specifications:

Construction material:Metal
Number of seats:1
Wing area:68 sqft
Stall speed:58 mph (93 kph)
Cruise speed:175 mph (282 kph)
Never exceeded speed:230 mph (370 kph)
Empty weight:610 lbs (277 kg)
Gross weight:950 lbs (431 kg)
Climb rate:1500 fpm
Take-off run:570 feet
Landing run:680 feet
Wingspan:18.5 feet
Lenght: feet
Height:4.5 feet
Engine:100 hp
Fuel capacity:35gal.
Fuel type:gasoline
Mustang Midget

Midget`s description

Also known as the Long Midget, the Midget Mustang is perhaps the most admired and enduring homebuilt design ever. Even though it was designed over 50 years ago it is still much in demand because of its good looks, good handling characteristics, and fighter like performance. Designed by Piper chief engineer David Long as a Goodyear Midget Racer it was intended to go into production as a post WWII sport plane. The market never developed but because of the plane's good looks and great flying qualities it has been very popular with homebuilders. There have been 4 Midget Mustang Oshkosh EAA Grand Champions.