Murphy Moose

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Moose
Murphy moose.jpg
A radial-equipped Murphy Moose
Role Kit aircraft
National origin Canada
Manufacturer Murphy Aircraft
Status In production (2105)
Number built 120 (2011)
Unit cost
US$100,000-130,000 (estimated completion cost, 2011)
Developed from Murphy SR2500 Super Rebel
Inside of the tailcone of a Murphy Moose under construction, showing the semi-monocoque design

The Murphy Moose is a Canadian high-wing utility light aircraft produced in kit form by Murphy Aircraft of Chilliwack, British Columbia for amateur construction. The Moose can be purchased as a "quick-build" kit which comes partly pre-assembled.[1][2][3]

Builders can choose whether to equip their aircraft with the 269 kW (360 hp) Russian-built Vedeneyev M14P nine-cylinder radial, or the horizontally-opposed 187 kW (250 hp) Lycoming O-540.[1] Both engines allow the Moose to take off in roughly 180 m (600 ft). At least one owner has equipped their aircraft with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 turboprop engine.[2][3][4]

Specifications (Moose M-14P- tailwheel undercarriage)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: five passengers
  • Length: 7.01 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 16.91 m2 (182.0 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 816 kg (1,799 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,587 kg (3,499 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M14P 9-cylinder radial engine, 265 kW (355 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 282 km/h (175 mph; 152 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 249 km/h (155 mph; 134 kn) (70% power)
  • Stall speed: 81 km/h (50 mph; 44 kn) (flaps down)
  • Never exceed speed: 304 km/h (189 mph; 164 kn)
  • Range: 965 km (600 mi; 521 nmi) (standard fuel)
  • Service ceiling: 4,575 m (15,010 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 7.6 m/s (1,500 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 62. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 112. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 118. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (13 October 2012). "N-Number Inquiry Results - N24GR". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Jackson 2003, p. 66.
  • Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.

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