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Old 01-02-2014, 11:47 AM
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Default RV-3 vs Midget Mustang

As far as i know Midget Mustang is quite nervous airplane, however has anyone flew both of them?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:24 PM
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Seems like you may be on the wrong forum to get an unbiased response.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:46 PM
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Well ... I am asking here I will ask on Midget mustang yahoo group .... and the average will be unbiased
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:08 PM
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Default Not sure...

...how the MM's fly compared to a 3, but there's one person in my local EAA chapter who's flown both the MM and an RV-6. My only comment would be that, every time I see him at the airport, he's flying his RV, not the MM.
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As far as i know Midget Mustang is quite nervous airplane, however has anyone flew both of them?
10G,
I have flown both, the MM1 being faster for the HP, smaller cockpit and faster on final. It's flight controls are well balanced, not twitchy. It is a great design. The MM1 is a great at what it was designed for,racing.
The RV3 is better STOL, more docile and roomier with better visibility. The RV3 is a better Sport plane..

My favorite single seater? The F-16 of course...

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Old 01-02-2014, 02:47 PM
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The stall characteristics of the Midget Mustangs can vary considerably between airplanes, mostly depending on how the leading edge is formed. The stall will vary accordingly and can be rather nasty, especially from a high g pull.
The MMI was designed by an aeronautical engineer, Dave Long. It was not designed to be a racer but met the requirements of the era for Goodyear Racers and several were raced. It was not competitive with the faster racers. They are very nice flying airplanes except for the stall. Not as twitchy as a Cassutt and more stable.
The MMI at one point was to be a certified production airplane. Dave Longs death on a test flight ended that plan. It was to be built by Schweitzer Aircraft. Dave Long was a Piper engineer.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:20 PM
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Rod W at fnl has flown both and he posts occasionally on VAF maybe he will see this thread and comment

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:24 PM
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thank you guys for your input....

as I see it, lets say that I have 70 K budget, for this money I can build an facy rv 7, which is great, but it wont fly like 3 or MM. So there are 3 options:

1. build rv7

2. built rv 3, and spend the rest on renting, when in need for 2 seater

3. buy nice flying plane for 40-50K + buy unfinished MM project

You in US are sooo lucky.... searching the web I have found some unfinished MM, Pitts project for a few K, I bet that you can finish an project with an "russian style" overhouled O 200 for less than 20K!!!!

@smokyray: F16 you say, I always dreamed of becoaming an profesional pilot, however when I was 18 y old I mistakenly thought that I cant, because of my -0.25 eyesight.... so I become lawyer-economist... BTW I am not Italian.. just temporary situation

also ... I apologise for my bad english
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My favorite single seater? The F-16 of course...

Ciao!
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Do you know where I can get one of those reasonbly priced
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Do you know where I can get one of those reasonbly priced
They give them to the pilot for free!

You just have to sign a bit of paperwork :roll eyes:


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