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Murphy Renegade

The Renegade II and the Renegade Spirit

The Renegade II can be purchased as plans only, plans and partial kits, plans and raw materials, or in a quick build kit form. It features (only) the Rotax 503 engine, and a smooth sided cowl. Empty weights of the Renegade II tend to fall between 375 to 425 lbs. Weights for the Renegade Spirit which has the same basic airframe, but other powerplant options, run 420 to 520 lbs. Forward of the Spirit firewall there can be a Rotax 582 (65 hp.), or if you prefer four cycle, a Rotax 912 (80 hp.). The Spirit also features the nostalgic look of the rounded bump cowling that made antique aircraft like the Monocoupe famous. Depending on where you live, both versions of the Renegade might qualify for ultralight aircraft status.

Airframe

The structure of the Renegade is a blend of old and new technology, it is a conventional strut and wire braced biplane of fabric covered all metal construction. Under the PolyFiber fabric you will find an aluminum truss fuselage that utilizes 6061-T6 aluminum tubing mated with a unique, custom designed extrusion. All fuselage members are blind-riveted with AVEX and stainless steel rivets. The larger diameter tubes provide a fuselage with very high strength and rigidity while maintaining light weight. A fuselage of equivalent strength and rigidity, but welded from 4130 steel would weigh more than twice as much. Because the structure is a blind riveted one, rather than welded, it is very easy for even an inexperienced person to check for structural integrity and make any necessary repairs. The use of square tubing wherever possible provides maximum contact between riveted parts as well as increasing bending strength.

All quick build kits feature assembled fuselage frames which are fabricated in precision jigs at the Murphy factory. If you opt for a quick build kit you do not need to construct any special jigs to build your Renegade.

The tail assembly is wire braced for the strongest possible structure with minimum weight. Doublers and crush tubes are used at all wire attach points. The doublers are used to increase bearing surface while the crush tubes allow the correct tightening of bolts without over stressing the tube structure. The tail group is made of aluminum tubes and channels that have an exceptionally high strength to weight ratio. Assembly is a simple matter of laying out the materials over full scale drawings that are provided for all the flying surfaces.

Wings

The wings of the Renegade biplane are the most impressive parts of the aircraft. Both wings are constant chord NACA 23012 Aerofoil sections. Sweepback of 10 degrees on the upper wing only. Dihedral of 3 degrees on the lower wing. Angle of incidence for both wings is 4 degrees. Front spars of rectangular 3 1/2" x l 1/2" extruded 606l-T6 aluminum tubing; rear spars of C section 606l-T6 aluminum alloy and stamped aluminum ribs are used with an aluminum sheet leading edge, giving smooth, firm shape to the wing. Durable interplane "I" struts and stainless flying/landing wires provide incredible strength and rigidity in the wings. Standard wing tips are made from pre-formed aluminum tubes with fibreglass wing tips optional.

Controls

All controls except for the rudder utilize push-pull tubes with rod end bearings, which provides precise and immediate response to control inputs. Rudder controls are standard aircraft quality stainless steel cables. Ailerons are built similar to small wings. A "D" cell built up from stamped ribs, pre-formed spar and leading edge provides a very strong but light weight aileron. The ailerons are friese type and differentially rigged which provide very crisp response with little adverse yaw. Dual control sticks and rudder pedals are standard as are heel brakes in the rear cockpit.

 

Landing Gear

The landing gear of the Renegade is built to withstand a lot of abuse and rough handling. The shock cord (bungee) suspension system is one of the best ways to take those tough landings. The main struts of the aircraft landing gear are 606l-T6 square tubes with a wall thickness of 1/8", The drag struts are sleeved full length for extra security. In keeping with our goal that the Renegade should be repairable with a minimum quantity of tools and minimum skill level, the landing gear is an all bolted sub-assembly. The tail wheel is steerable and full swivel. High profile tires are standard for providing extra prop clearance if you prefer to make landings on river beds or in open fields.

High Quality Construction Methods

When purchasing an airplane, one of the most important things pilots 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 craft in this regard, the tale is told by the materials and construction methods.

Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd. is proud to present one of the strongest and most structurally sound flying machines on the market today. By using aircraft quality materials and excellent fabrication methods, we have designed and built an aircraft which surpasses anything of similar weight and characteristics.

Highlights

We are forever being asked questions about the construction techniques used in the Renegade as well as the design itself. There are many advantages and highlights of the Renegade which put it above the rest. This airplane is like no others on the market today. It is a combination of great looks and one of the most advanced designs.

The open cockpit biplane has a certain nostalgic eye appealing quality which is reflected in the Renegade and even more so in the Renegade Spirit. Pilots who have flown biplanes regard them highly for their outstanding performance and handling characteristics. Those same qualities have also been incorporated into the Murphy Renegade line.

Available Kits and Build Options

Build Kits (US$)
PLANS & MANUAL PLAN #1
$500.00
Includes a complete set of professionally drawn blueprints of parts and sub-assemblies, accompanied by an assembly manual. All drawings are full size except the fuselage and engine mount, which are half-size.
PARTIAL PARTS KIT PLAN #2
$6,950.00
Includes custom extruded material, pre-bent tubes, hydro-formed ribs, main and rear wing spars as well as aileron spars and standard fibreglass parts. Plans and assembly manual are also included but instruments, engine, wiring and chemicals are not. It does not include flat sheet, hardware, wheels, tires, brakes, cable, etc...
FULL MATERIALS KIT PLAN #3
$15,950.00
Includes all items from the Partial Parts Kit as well as all raw material, hardware, machined fittings, wheels, tires, fabric etc. Also included as standard equipment are top wing ailerons, hydraulic disc brakes, dual tanks, fuel shut-offs, pitot tube, water drains, channel kit and a steerable tailwheel. Plans and assembly manual are included but instruments, engine, wiring and chemicals are not.
QUICK-BUILD KIT PLAN #5
$21,950.00
Includes all items from the Full Materials Kit taken to a pre-manufactured stage as well as partial pre-assembly of fuselage and pre-jigging of wings, cabane struts, etc. There is no need to build assembly jigs, therefore building time is sharply reduced. Not included in the kit are the instruments, engine, wiring and chemicals.
ASSISTED BUILD (add to the price of the Complete Kit and the Quick Build)
Call for price
We will tailor a build program to fit your needs and budget.
Crating Charges (US$)
COMPLETE QUICK BUILD KIT
$800.00
PARTIAL PARTS KIT #2
$400.00
FULL MATERIAL KIT #3
$500.00
Engines, Engine Mounts and Propellers (US$)
ROTAX 582 Dual CDI, oil injection, B drive (64.4 hp)
Call for price
ROTAX 912 UL (81 HP) 4 Cylinder/4 Stroke Engine
Call for price
ROTAX 912 ENGINE MOUNT, to fit Rotax ring mount
$890.00
RADIAL AIRFRAME UPGRADE (VERNER or ROTEC)
$2,200.00
Options (US$)
FIBERGLASS WINGTIPS (exchange)
$850.00
EXTENDED WINGTIPS (170 Sq/Ft.)
$300.00
FIBERGLASS EXTENDED WINGTIPS (exchange)
$900.00
ELEVATOR TRIM
$500.00
WHEELPANTS
$500.00

Model / Design Specifications

Engine
Rotax 503 DC
Rotax 503 DC
Rotax 582 DC
Rotax 912
Rotax 582 DC
Rotax 912
Model
Renegade II DUAL
Renegade II SOLO
Spirit DUAL
Spirit DUAL
Spirit SOLO
Spirit SOLO
Horsepower
53 hp
53 hp
65 hp
80 hp
65 hp
80 hp
Engine Specs
2 Cylinder 2 Stroke
2 Cylinder 2 Stroke
2 Cylinder 2 Stroke
4 Cylinder 4 Stroke
2 Cylinder 2 Stroke
4 Cylinder 4 Stroke
Gross Weight
850 lb
850 lb
950 lb
950 lb
950 lb
950 lb
Empty Weight
375-425 lb
375-425 lb
420-500 lb
460-520 lb
420-500 lb
460-520 lb
Useful Load
425-475 lb
425-475 lb
450-530 lb
430-490 lb
450-530 lb
430-490 lb
Wing Area
153.8 sqft
153.8 sqft
153.8 sqft
153.8 sqft
153.8 sqft
153.8 sqft
Power Loading
16 lb.hp
14.1 lb.hp
14.6 lb.hp
11.8 lb.hp
11.5 lb.hp
9.4 lb.hp
Rate of Climb
500 fpm
700 fpm
500 fpm
600 fpm
900 fpm
900 fpm
Take Off Run
300 ft
150 ft
350 ft
300 ft
100 ft
100 ft
Landing Roll
300 ft
200 ft
350 ft
350 ft
200 ft
250 ft
Stall Speed
38 mph
36 mph
40 mph
40 mph
36 mph
36 mph
Never Exceed V
120 mph
120 mph
120 mph
120 mph
120 mph
120 mph
Top Speed
80 mph
85 mph
90 mph
100 mph
95 mph
105 mph
Cruise @ 75%
65 mph
70 mph
72 mph
80 mph
75 mph
85 mph
Fuel Capacity
14 gal
14 gal
14 gal
14 gal
14 gal
14 gal
Fuel Burn @ 75%
4 pgh
4 pgh
4.5 pgh
4 pgh
4.5 pgh
4 pgh
Range @ 75%
227 miles
245 miles
237 miles
280 miles
247 miles
298 miles

Downloadable PDF Documents

Download a Purchase Agreement Here Renegade Options and Price List - March 2017 Renegade Brochure

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8155 Aitkin Road, Unit 2 ,
Chilliwack, B. V2R 4H5
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