Linn Mini Mustang

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Mini Mustang
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Designer Charles Linn
First flight 1962
Introduction 1962
Unit cost
$1500 in 1972

The Mini Mustang was a scale replica of the P-51 Mustang. It featured aluminum construction and manual retractable landing gear.[1]

Design[edit]

Visibility was considered good once the tail was lifted in flight.

Operational history[edit]

After the crash of the first prototype, two new aircraft were built of the new design.

Variants[edit]

  • The L1 Mustang was the original prototype. The original crashed in 1966.[2]
  • The L2 Mustang featured longer canopy, balanced elevators, reshaped engine cowling and air-scoop, and a four-blade propeller replacing the two-blade ones.[3]

Specifications Mini Mustang[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Wingspan: 16 ft (4.9 m)
  • Wing area: 50 sq ft (4.6 m2)
  • Empty weight: 480 lb (218 kg)
  • Gross weight: 850 lb (386 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming 0-290-G , 125 hp (93 kW)
  • Propellers: 4-bladed Hegy, wood

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 kn; 370 km/h (230 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 200 kn; 370 km/h (230 mph)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Magum (October 1969). "Mini Mustang wonderful little fighter". Sport Aviation. 
  2. ^ John F Pearson and Howard Levy (October 1972). "250 mph mini-mustang". Popular Mechanics. 
  3. ^ http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/GauthierDavidJ/7634.htm