Murphy Rebel on amphibious floats
Murphy Rebel is a two- or three-seat, strut braced, high wing, taildragger monoplane which is sold in kit form by Murphy Aircraft in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
The Rebel was designed by Murphy Aircraft President
Darryl Murphy and Dick Hiscock, who was one of the designers of the De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver.
Development [ edit ]
The Rebel is a
STOL aircraft and was designed to be a personal-use bush plane. It can operate from short, unimproved airstrips and can carry a useful load of up to 750 lbs. [4 ] [6 ]
The aircraft features a
strut-braced high-wing, a two or three seat enclosed cabin accesses via doors, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The aircraft is made from sheet aluminum. Its 30.0 ft (9.1 m) span wing employs a NACA 4415 mod airfoil, has an area of 149 sq ft (13.8 m 2) and is equipped with flaps. [5 ] [7 ]
The recommended engines for the Rebel are the 160 hp (120 kW)
Lycoming O-320, the 116 hp (87 kW) Lycoming O-235 and the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912, although Bayerl et al. note that the aircraft does not perform well with less than 100 hp (75 kW). [5 ] [6 ]
Specifications (Rebel) [ edit ]
Data from Murphy Rebel Website
Capacity: one or two passengers
Length: 21 ft 4 in (6.6 m)
Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in (9.2 m)
Wing area: 150 ft 2 (14.2 m 2)
Wing profile: NACA 4415 mod
Empty weight: 950 lb (432 kg)
Gross weight: 1650 lb (750 kg)
Powerplant: × Lycoming O-320, 160 hp (120 kW)
Maximum speed: 140 mph (227 km/h)
Cruise speed: 120 mph (194 km/h)
Range: 733 miles (1187 km)
Endurance: 6.1 hours
Similar aircraft [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Levy & Bernard 2000
^ a b Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 62. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
^ a b Kitplanes Staff: 2008 Kit Aircraft Directory, page 62, Kitplanes Magazine December 2007 Volume 24, Number 12, Belvior Publications, Aviation Publishing Group LLC.
^ a b Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing (2007). "Murphy Rebel". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31 . Retrieved 2008-08-01.
^ a b c Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 112. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
^ a b Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing (2007). "Murphy Rebel Performance". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31 . Retrieved 2008-08-01.
^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage" . Retrieved 3 January 2012.
External links [ edit ]