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Mite at KERV


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Walked into the far hangar at KERV. Spotted this new to me Mite. 

Not sure if the owner is on MS but it is cool to see one in the wild nevertheless. 

Big placard saying "No Spins" easily seen through the canopy. 

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Thats the beautiful 1955 model M-18C55. The 1953 and 1954 models seem to have the same bubble canopy for more head room but retain the flat turtledeck fuselage. The 1955 model took it another step by angling the fuselage up a few more degrees at the aft fuel tank station (tail end of canopy rail). The result is even greater head room, and surprisingly more leg room (The seat cushion was much deeper raising the occupants torso). Al Mooney also rearranged the gear retraction handle to be much easier to operate. This was closer to the design of the one off model "M-19". Same 65HP Contiental as the other "C" models and same Gross weight of 850lbs.

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18 hours ago, Kevin Harberg said:

Thats the beautiful 1955 model M-18C55. The 1953 and 1954 models seem to have the same bubble canopy for more head room but retain the flat turtledeck fuselage. The 1955 model took it another step by angling the fuselage up a few more degrees at the aft fuel tank station (tail end of canopy rail). The result is even greater head room, and surprisingly more leg room (The seat cushion was much deeper raising the occupants torso). Al Mooney also rearranged the gear retraction handle to be much easier to operate. This was closer to the design of the one off model "M-19". Same 65HP Contiental as the other "C" models and same Gross weight of 850lbs.

Thank you. Too cool. 

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