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Murphy Maverick

An Ultralight Aircraft with a Big Plane Feel

The Maverick was built to conform to stringent Japanese ultralight criteria. It does that and meets the standards of several other nations as well, including Canada's Advanced Ultralight Regulations TPlOl.41. The Maverick has recently been accepted under British Section S regulations. In the United States it can be built in the experimental amateur built category or for use as an ultralight trainer. However it's licensed, the Maverick provides unrestricted fun for weekend pilots who want to go out and knock about the countryside.

It will do everything a J-3 Cub does, only better. It gets off quicker, flies faster, lands shorter responds to control inputs more aggressively and has the advantage of side by side seating.

Maverick Fuselage

Like the Rebel, the Maverick fuselage is all metal and features semi-monocoque construction for strength and simplicity. It goes together easily. Firewall forward is unique, because of the Rotax 503 installation, which is smaller than the Rebel powerplants. The engine weighs about 99 lbs., almost 200 pounds lighter than a Lycoming 0-235, yet there's plenty of power for fun flying. The Rotax 582 can also be used. The standard fuel tank is located behind the firewall and holds 6 (US) gallons, with the option of 14 (US) gallon wing tanks for additional range.

The gear is similar to the Rebel gear, utilizing a rugged aluminum V frame with half axles, 600-6 tires and shock or bungee cords that stretch to absorb shock on landing. The Maverick can be equipped with high profile tires for offairport landings as any open pasture will seem like an enticing runway with the low landing speeds of the Maverick. What little welding is required for the Maverick is done at the factory. The control stick, rudder and brake pedals are powder coated after welding is completed.

The Cabin

Space in the Maverick cockpit is roughly equivalent to that found in a Cessna 150. There is ample leg, head and shoulder room for two average size adults. Sling seats are comfortable, easy to install and lightweight. Doors are one piece and easily swing up and attach to the bottom of the wing. The instrument panel is large enough for a full compliment of VFR instruments. Visibility is excellent to front, sides and through the sky lights. Doors can be removed, weather permitting, to give superb visibility and that open cockpit feeling.

Wings

Maverick wings utilize three spars, all aluminum pre-formed ribs, and an aluminum leading edge that forms a "D" cell. The material used is 6061-T6 aluminum. Unlike the Rebel, the Maverick does not require a dozen stringers, since the wings are covered with fabric instead of aluminum sheet aft of the main spar, saving considerable weight and construction time. Ailerons are identical to the Rebels in construction, and are controlled by stainless steel cables. The wing tips are fibreglass to the main spar and connected by an aluminum tube to the trailing edge. The wing is braced with a single streamlined strut, attached by dual load path fittings.

 

Tail Group

The vertical and horizontal members of the tail group are formed using pre-bent aluminum tubing that's riveted together, covered with fabric, and held in place with flying wires. There is no welding. The elevator is controlled by a stainless steel cable that connects to the control stick and rudder movement is by stainless steel cable that connects to foot pedals with toe brakes. The tail wheel is a full swivel kick out style.

High Quality Construction Methods

When purchasing an airplane, one of the most important things pilots and builders are concerned with is the structural integrity of the craft. They like to know that they are flying a strong and safe machine they can trust. When comparing aircraft in this regard, the tale is told not only by the design criteria, but by the materials and construction methods. At Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd., we pride ourselves on providing only the strongest and most structurally sound flying machines possible. Right from the stringent design criteria to the aircraft quality materials and sound fabrication methods, we have designed and built airplanes which surpass anything of similar weight and characteristics.

Construction Highlights

The high lift modified 4415 airfoil provides excellent climb performance and slow speed capability. 

The wing is a three spar design consisting of a standard enclosed aluminum D-Cell with a fabric covered metal box section comprising the main body of the wing.

Ailerons provide an excellent roll rate and a high degree of controllability at slow speeds.

The fuselage section is a semi-monocoque structure formed by metal skins and pre-formed bulkheads.

The controls are controlled by high strength stainless steel cable which provides crisp, immediate response to control inputs.

The flying surfaces are covered with 1.7 ounce Polyfiber aircraft covering.

The motor mounts consist of 5/B"x .058 4130 chrome moly tubing, which provides excellent strength yet is light weight.

Lexan, a space age material is used to form the windscreen and windows.

The conventional tail dragger design provides excellent rough field capabilities.

Constructed entirely from quality 6061-16 aluminum which has an extremely good strength to weight ratio.

Dual hydraulic differential disk brakes on aircraft quality aluminum wheels with a choice of tires.

All fuselage and wing skins are both pre-formed and pre-stamped with all pilot holes. Ribs and bulkheads come pre-formed with guide holes pre-stamped. This makes the structure self-jigging. The skins can be clecoed to the ribs, then used as templates to drill the remaining holes. As a result, kit assembly is both easier and faster.

Stress tested to prove compliance with all major ultralight standards making It nearly universally acceptable.

Available Kits and Build Options

Build Kits
THE COMPLETE KIT - FIREWALL BACK
$21,950.00
This kit includes everything you will need to build your MAVERICK from the firewall back, and from the ground up. Standard features include a 5 gallon firewall mounted fuel tank and dual controls. Does not include upholstery, engine, instruments, wiring, chemicals.
SUB-KIT #1 - AILERONS & TAIL SECTION
$4,550.00
An excellent starter sub-kit consisting of the necessary components to complete the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, elevator, rudder and ailerons. All skins, spars and ribs are pre-formed with many factory punched pilot holes. All necessary hardware required to complete this section.
SUB-KIT #2 - WINGS
$8,800.00
This sub-kit contains all materials and parts required to complete the wings, including prepunched skins, pre-formed aluminum main spar, nose ribs, root ribs, spars and doublers, plus full length (extruded) stringers. Also contains all necessary hardware.
SUB-KIT#3 - FUSELAGE
$9,200.00
This sub-kit contains pre-formed bulkheads sections, pre-punched skins, all formed parts, landing gear, wheels and brakes, tailwheel assembly, internal controls, stainless steel control cable, control horns, and extruded main wing struts. Includes all necessary hardware.
QUICK BUILD (add to the price of the Complete Kit)
$21,000.00
This is one of the options of Buy to Fly in One Year, where Murphy Aircraft Mfg is commited to see you fly your aircraft within one year from receiving the kit. By choosing the quick build option you will cut the build time in half. Regardless, if you choose to spend more time on building parts or finishing your dream aircraft, the Murphy Quick Build option will ensure your Maverick will be professional looking and built within a year.
ASSISTED BUILD (add to the price of the Complete Kit and the Quick Build)
Call for price
We will tailor a build program to fit your needs and budget.
Crating Charges
COMPLETE KIT
$700.00
COMPONENT SUB-KIT#1
$390.00
COMPONENT SUB-KIT #2
$600.00
COMPONENT SUB-KIT #3
$600.00
Engines, Engine Mounts and Propellers
COWL
$700.00
ROTAX 582 / Type B
Call for price
ROTAX 582 ENGINE MOUNT
$890.00
Options
OPTIONAL WING TANK (14 USG)
$300.00
BRS BALISTIC PARACHUTE
Call for price
FLOAT ATTACH POINTS
$300.00

Model / Design Specifications

Engine
Rotax 582
Rotax 582
Model
Extended Wing
Standard Wing
Horsepower
65 hp
65 hp
Engine Specs
2 Cylinder - 2 Stroke
2 Cylinder - 2 Stroke
Gross Weight
850 lb.
950 lb.
Empty Weight
440 - 460 lb.
440 - 460 lb.
Useful Load
390 - 410 lb.
490 - 510 lb.
G Limit Ulitimate
+5.7g -3.8g
+5.7g -3.8g
Wing Area
162 sq ft.
147 sq ft.
Wing Span
32'5
29'5
Propeller
68 inch
68 inch
Power Loading
13.08 lb. / hp
14.62 lb. / hp
Rate of Climb
1200 fpm
900 fpm
Take Off Run
80 ft.
100 ft.
Landing Roll
200 ft.
200 ft.
Stall Speed
28 mph.
32 mph.
Never Exceed V
120 mph.
120 mph.
Top Speed
100 mph.
110 mph.
Cruise @ 75%
80 mph.
85 mph.
Fuel Capacity
5 gal.
5 gal.
Capacity Wing Tank
14 gal.
14 gal.
Range @ 75%
248 miles
264 miles

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