Sample Mustang II Kit Costs

(less engine, instruments, lights, & interior)

As of March 2016:

standard

full quick build
Complete Airframe Kit (sub kits total is the same)

$ 14,940.00

$ 14,940.00

Quick Build Center Section  

2,605.00

Completed Wing Panels Option  

5,480.00

Quick Build Empennage  

610.00

     
Lycoming Dynafocal Engine Mount for IO-360

725.00

725.00

Header Fuel Tank (11 gallons)

655.00

655.00

Wet Wing (18 gal each side, 35 gal total usable)

no charge

2180.00

Matco Wheel & Brake Kit, with tires and tubes

1050.00

1050.00

Canopy (T-18 style)

1025.00

1025.00

     
Fiberglass Engine Cowl (for O-320 160hp or IO-360 180hp Lyc.)

780.00

780.00

Spinner Assembly, 16" Mustang

475.00

475.00

Fiberglass Wing Tips (with position light mods.)

225.00

 225.00

Fiberglass Tail Group (with tail light mod.)

265.00

 265.00

Fiberglass Wheel Pants

250.00

 250.00

TOTAL =>

$ 20,390.00

$ 31,265.00

 

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  • Standard kit includes the fully assembled center wing section main spar.  It is alodined, riveted, and powder coated with installed wing attach fittings, main landing gear, and drilled rib attach angles.  Construction lines for proper alignment are on all pre-riveted spar assemblies.
  • 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 are required.
  • 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. The full 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 system.
  • 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 needed.
  • Final costs for a flying, well equipped VFR Mustang II built from the standard kit can be close to $50,000 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 $50,000 - $80,000 for such a plane.

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