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Anyone have any pics of their MooneyMite they can share.

I am looking to start a thread for the 300 members of the MooneyMite site that went into hibernation...

Pictures would be an interesting way to get things started...

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-a-

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On 11/6/2018 at 7:55 PM, M20Doc said:

Even Mites got speed mods.  This one has the windshield altered to a greater angle.

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That sloped windshield gives it a bit of a Culver V look.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culver_Cadet

Al Mooney is referenced for spending eight years at Culver, where the Cadet was one of the projects he worked on...

Al kept all the experience as he moved on... often improving the designs as he went... and keeping the things that worked well...

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-a-

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44 minutes ago, carusoam said:

More about the Culver line...

http://www.vintageflyingmuseum.org/on-display/culver-cadet/

The LFA... F for Franklin engine...

The LCA... C for Continental...

Best regards,

-a-

The Culver Cadet shown in the link you provide (at Vintage Flying Museum) is currently for sale.

I’m pretty familiar with the Cadet, sweet flying airplane.

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Just bought into this Mite with a partner.  We are just annualing it now.  Any info on sources of landing gear parts, etc. would be great!

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Welcome aboard RM!

Let your partners know that MooneySpace has room for all the Mites.

When you can, update your avatar info with locations and things...

See if we can find an answer to your questions...

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-a-

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Great pic, 4055!

Welcome aboard.

The number of mites visiting MS is growing with time.   There is strength in numbers!

Were you a member of the Mooney Mite site?

Best regards,

-a-

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Feel free to start a new thread in the Mite section here... if something Mite related comes to mind.

Let me know if you need a hand... it isn’t very tough.  But at first, it may seem a bit cryptic.

Best regards,

-a-

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5 hours ago, rbridges said:

those pics are cool.  what's the endurance of a mite?

Somewhere around here is the Al Mooney story where took the Mite on a Looooong XC.... Tx to Mi???

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-a-

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 1:54 PM, rbridges said:

those pics are cool.  what's the endurance of a mite?

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I have 15US gal auxiliary tanks with 15US gal main in my modified 1953 M18C (1986 M-18X experimental/homebuilt) burning 4-1/2 to 5US gph at high cruise with a Continental A65-8F. Easy 600NM+ range with reserve at 75% high cruise (125-130mph). Stock M18's came with 12/15 US gal tanks (depending on year manufactured and Lycoming O-145 or Continental A-65 powerplants). Lycoming O-145's were more fuel efficient and were therefore often fitted with the smaller tank. The licensed gross weight of certified M-18's would not permit full fuel with addition of electrics, avionics, and large pilots. My Canadian registered M18X has its' much higher (683lb) empty weight offset by its' much higher 1025lb gross weight, thus realizing the impressive endurance (and range) with a 170lb pilot. Al Mooney flew an M18 with even greater fuel capacity breaking distance records for aircraft in this class.     

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Welcome aboard, Kevin.

Great detailed first post!

Thanks for sharing.

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-a-

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On 1/13/2019 at 9:02 PM, carusoam said:

Somewhere around here is the Al Mooney story where took the Mite on a Looooong XC.... Tx to Mi???

Best regards,

-a-

You’re close,

Brownsville Texas to Watertown South Dakota, almost 1500 miles in a Mite!  

Clarence

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