Bushby Mustang II

A picture of the Bushby Mustang II

Dave Long, an engineer with the Piper Company, introduced the original Midget Mustang in 1948.  It was intended as a factory production aircraft, but the expected market never developed.  Nevertheless, the design quickly became popular with homebuilders.  In 1959, Robert Bushby bought the rights to the aircraft and took over producing the plans and kits.  In 1963 he began design of a modified version with two-seats called the Mustang II.  This version retained the original’s racing inspired design and performance while increasing the plane’s carrying capacity.  Since its formal introduction in 1965, homebuilders around the world have built over 400 Mustang II aircraft.

Service History

Built by Richard McMurry, Tucson, Arizona and completed in May 1976.

July 1986                    Donated to the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Wingspan

24 ft 2 in.

Length

19 ft 6 in.

Height

5 ft 3 in.

Weight

1,702 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

200 MPH

Range

373 miles

Engine

One Lycoming O-320 with 160 horsepower

Crew

2

Manufacturer
Bushby

Markings
Richard McMurry, Tucson, Arizona, 1983

Designation
Mustang II

Registration
N53RM

Serial Number
581

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