- Standard kit includes the
fully assembled center wing section main spar. It is
with installed wing attach
fittings, main landing gear, and drilled rib attach angles. Construction
lines for proper alignment are on all pre-riveted spar
- All parts requiring bending
work beyond the capacity of simple hand tools are formed. 95% of the
parts are completed at the factory. Spars, skins, bulkheads, control
fittings, ribs, control surfaces, stringers, etc. are factory made. The
ribs and bulkheads are formed with the lightening holes cut out, and many
are prepunched. Most skins will only need to be trimmed to
fit. Some skins like the center section and flap skins are
prepunched. Many more internal parts are prepunched.
- The main landing gear
assembly is reamed, powder coated, and ready to bolt on. The
engine mount and dual brake rudder pedal assembly come powder coated
and ready to install . Powder coat options are available for the
remaining steel parts.
- The wing and center section
leading edge skins have the airfoil shape rolled into them
for ease of construction and excellent flight characteristics. Slower
stall speeds and nice stall breaks without a wing drop are results of
proper leading edge shape. All of the tail group skins are fabricated
including control surfaces and trim tab.
- A rivet gun with accessories (sets & air compressor),
clecoes, microstop countersink, hand seamer, files, hand shears
or aviation snips, and a drill motor are the major tools that
- The only jig needed is 2 vertical 4x4 wood posts 8 feet apart
for the wing. The fuselage is built on the center wing section and a flat
plywood sheet, eliminating costly and elaborate fuselage and empennage
jigs. A factory steel jig that can be sold back when work is completed is
also available for $425. This allows the project to be easily moved during
construction. With the full
quickbuild option this jig is not needed.
- Several fast build options are available.
quickbuild kit features assembled and partially riveted center section,
completed wings, and assembled tailgroup main spars. This will allow a
build time of around 1000 hours not including paint and electrical
- The sample fuel option
above provides a 47gal fuel capacity. With a 200 hp Lycoming, cruising at
220mph, this gives an 800+ mile range with IFR reserves. At a lower power
setting the range can be 1000 miles. It is possible to use a
larger 25gal header tank for an even greater capacity of 61gal but baggage
capacity is severely limited because of weight constraints.
- The airframe kit can also be broken down into several subkits. This eliminates a large initial
investment on materials that will just have to be stored until
- Final costs for a flying, well equipped VFR Mustang II built
from the standard kit can be close to $53,000 using a mid-time engine. Many customers now use
the 180 or 200hp Lycoming, constant speed prop, and have an IFR panel.
Final costs are
typically $55,000 - $80,000 for such a plane.