Mooney Mite (oz5687)


Mooney Mite (oz5687) by Walt Mooney, Bill Dean from Jetco 1961 - plan thumbnail

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Mooney Mite. Free flight and control line flying scale model. Jetco kit # S-2.

Quote: "Hi, Steve; Attached are all three sheets from the Jetco kit of Walt Mooney's January 1956 Model Airplane News design Mooney Mite (oz456).

Designed originally for 1/2A freeflight, Jetco's kit also featured a control line version, with a small detail at the bottom of sheet A for single channel RC installation. Parts patterns are incomplete, but the plan noted above could be used in conjunction with these to build a model. 1/7 scale, 45" span, 29.5" long, for .049 (freeflight, single channel RC) to .09-.19 (CL) two-stroke glow engines. Built 3-4 channel RC, should fly great with .074-.10 with today's mini/micro equipment; mine will be a full 6 channels, with flaps and (electric) retracts.

The model is an almost exact scale rendition of a 1948 Mooney M-18L, serial #12, powered by a Lycoming O-145B engine rated at 55hp. The original airplane is believed to have been scrapped. Serial #s 11 (N3167K) and 13 (N352A) are still shown on the FAA registry; altho #11's exact disposition is unknown, I grew up with #13 in a hangar at the airport near where I grew up (Kerrville, TX, home of Mooney Aircraft Corp. The first Mites were built in Wichita; the last 50 or so were built in Kerrville.) #13 currently sits under restoration in a hangar southwest of Houston, TX.

I recall a CL model from this kit hanging from the ceiling of Simler's Hobby Shop in Kerrville when I was a kid, white with light green striping. I wish I knew what happened to it when Mr. Simler retired and sold the shop."

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Mooney Mite (oz5687) by Walt Mooney, Bill Dean from Jetco 1961 - model pic

  • (oz5687)
    Mooney Mite
    by Walt Mooney, Bill Dean
    from Jetco (ref:S-2)
    45in span
    Scale IC F/F C/L LowWing Civil Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 28/06/2014
    Filesize: 2421KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: jimdozier

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