N727RH  FAQs
Updated September 1, 2016


TYPE :       Bushby Mustang II - the two place version of the Midget Mustang

BUILT, PAINTED and all avionics wired : by Rick Henry, A&P, IA, ATP, CFII    Bio

SPEED :     True Airspeed at 8,000 feet - 160 Knots / 184 MPH
                        at 75% power / 8.6 gallons per hour

ENGINE : 160 HP Lycoming IO-320-B1A from a Piper Twin Comanche
                        Mattituck overhaul to factory new specs with new cylinders
                        Hartzell Constant Speed Prop and most of cowl is also from the Twin Comanche

FUEL :        61 gallons total
                                25 gallons in fuselage / main tank
                                18 gallons in each wet wing
                       Capacitance fuel quantity system with automatic transfer    See schematic

SPEED / RANGE / ENDURANCE :
Total Enroute
Power GPH Speed - TAS Time Time Range - no wind
(plus :45 reserve) (Including allowance for
takeoff / climb and :45 reserve:)
75% 8.6 160 K / 184 MPH       6:50    6:05    940 NM / 1,080 Statute miles
65% 7.6 153 K / 176 MPH       7:45    7:00 1,040 NM / 1,196 Statute miles
55% 6.7 139 K / 160 MPH       8:45    8:00 1,080 NM / 1,240 Statute miles

  TAS at 15,000' : 143 K / 165 MPH / 7 GPH
  TAS at 17,000' : 140 K / 161 MPH / 6.8 GPH
  TAS at FL 200 : 134 K / 154 MPH / 6.0 GPH

Longest non-stop flight (distance):
     San Diego, CA - Oklahoma City, OK; Airways flown: 1020 NM (1173 SM); Great circle: 985 NM (1132 SM);
     5+08 flight / 5+18 block; March 16, 2002 ; 17,000' ; IFR ; 42 gallons
Longest non-stop flight (time):
     Longmont, CO - Olive Branch, MS; 5+43 flight / 5+55 block; June 21, 2002; 15,000' ; IFR ; 40 gallons

STALL :     Full Flap: 45 KIAS    Clean: 49 KIAS   (At 1,500 lbs.)   (These speeds were reduced 4 K by the canopy mod)

WEIGHT :     Max Takeoff Gross Weight: 1,850 lbs. -- Empty: 1,196 lbs.;  EWCG 66.3" -W&B spreadsheet

TAKEOFF and LANDING PERFORMANCE :

                      Takeoff: 450 feet      Landing: 550 feet
                     (Conditions: 1,450 pounds; 1,800 foot density altitude; 10 knot headwind)
                     View video of this on the Takeoff and Landing video page

PAINT :
Base White - DuPont Imron polyurethane
Stripes - DuPont ChromaLusion "Absolute Purpleen"
   (paint appears to change colors depending on viewing angle and light angle)
Primer - DuPont Vari-Prime and Prime-N-Seal

AEROBATICS :     This aircraft performed spins, rolls and loops in flight testing.

BUILDING TIME :    3,500 hours - Approximately 7 [building] years at 500 hours per year
                                        Airworthiness Certificate :    June 18, 1998
                                        First Flight :                          June 19, 1998
                                        Flight Testing completed:      July 18, 1998
                                        Modification Time since first flight:     1,500 hours (Estimated)

CURRENT TOTAL TIME :    1011 hours / 1171 landings.
                                                    Visited 49 US states, 8 Canadian Provinces and the Bahamas
                                                           (as of September 1, 2016)

AVIONICS :     Current Instrument Panel   (98 KB)   ;   Hi-Res   (820 KB)
2003 Instrument Panel - in flightCategory I, /G IFR equipped
S-Tec 30 Autopilot with altitude hold, heading select; GPS and VOR / LOC tracking
Garmin GNS 430W WAAS GPS-Com-Nav / GI-106A GPS / Nav indicator with glideslope
Narco MK-12D Nav-Com / ID-825 Nav indicator with glideslope
King KN-62A  DME
King KT-76A Transponder, AmeriKing AK350 altitude encoder
Marker beacons
PM 2000 Stereo Intercom and headsets, push-to-talk buttons on each stick
iPod input and power jacks installed on Station 114.75 bulkhead
Artex MEL 406 ELT



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