The L.O.O.T.M. Archive
Lust Object of the Month
After flying recently with Dan, I revisited the Midget Mustang and found it to be a very sweet little airplane. This wonderful design turns 60 next year and, while not as numerous as some of the homebuilts since, it is a solid and pretty aircraft.
Aerobatic, and providing good performance on the modest horsepower of the little Continentals, it becomes a screamer with the midrange Lycomings. Our friend, George, built on with a Lycoming 0-320 and canopy that was a real beauty.
The airplane I flew many years ago was one of a "squadron" with identical paint jobs that lived at a small airpark. Very responsive and pleasant to fly, I found it possessed relatively easy ground handling and was a reasonably capable aerobat.
The May LOOTM--The Midget Mustang 1. Enjoy.