Mustang is ideally suited for high speed
cross country flying.
tapered wing and laminar flow airfoil make it very efficient at altitude.
The wing design gives the Mustang a higher top speed as well as higher
Tests conducted by the CAFE foundation showed a max cruise speed of
199mph for a 180hp RV6A and 210mph for a 160hp Mustang II.
With the larger engine the Mustang will do even better, especially at
altitudes of 10,000 – 13,000 feet.
Higher wing loading and tapered wings give a smoother ride as well as
higher cruise speeds.
Moving the center of lift inboard with the tapered wings also helps
Our main wing spars are made from laminated strips of 1/8” 2024 sheet
that have been sheared to match the tapered wing.
This is more costly to manufacture than an extrusion or bar stock but
it is stronger and lighter.
It is optimized to provide an even spar loading and eliminates large
stress concentrations along its span.
The performance and strength of the Mustang wing makes it a good IFR
platform which is important for a dependable cross country airplane.
time for the Mustang II is now very
competitive with any other design in its class.
last 15 years we have made major updates in our kits and plans to reduce build
times. Almost all of the airframe
parts are fabricated in the kit.
Many parts are now pre-drilled.
We have numerous quick build options for those wishing to get flying even
quicker including completed wing panels.
The Mustang is a simple airplane to build.
Only a generic wing jig is required (if not using the quickbuild
options), eliminating the time and expense
of an elaborate fuselage jig. Typically
the first part of the airplane to be built is the center wing section and then
everything else built off of it.
Mustangs are very good looking
tapered wings and fighter like styling is what attracts many people.
An airplane’s looks are almost as important as its performance
numbers. Many customers also say they do not want the same airplane as the guy in the hangar
next to them, especially when the
Mustang is faster and better looking.
Mustang II is easily transported and/or
We offer a
folding wing option that can provide substantial savings in hangar rent.
With this $500 option, an individual can fold the wings in 5 minutes.
Without the folding wing option two people can still easily remove both
wings in about 20 minutes. This
is also a great aid during the construction phase as the wings can be attached
or removed as needed within a matter of minutes.
Removing the wings can be a difficult all day project with other
Mustang II is a good handling taildragger.
This is due
mainly to the lower tailcone and excellent over the nose visibility.
The smaller tailcone sacrifices a little speed due to airflow
separation off of the back of the canopy but makes cross wind landings much
easier. The wide gear track
provided by mounting the gear in the wings also makes for better ground
handling. With gear assemblies
welded at the factory and ready to simple bolt on the builder is assured of
proper wheel alignment. This is
critical for good ground handling. Some
of the existing plans built Mustangs had problems with this.
With the tricycle gear version landings are even easier.
Mustangs have an excellent safety record
and are one of the most proven homebuilt designs ever.
Mustang has been flying for almost 60 years and the Mustang II for over 40
years. During this time about 1000
Mustangs have been built. At
Oshkosh there are always numerous Mustang II’s in the row for homebuilts
with over 1000 hours on them. A
handful of Mustangs have over 2500 hours on them.
The Mustang’s rugged construction has stood the test of time.
are a small company and our builder support
is very personal.
can be reached 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday. Tuesdays and Thursdays technical hours go until 9pm eastern
time. Support can be by mail,
phone, fax, e-mail, or a visit to our factory.
There is also an active email list of Mustang builders that can be of
tremendous help as well.