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Mustang Aeronautics - Mustang II
PREPARATIONS
SportAir Training
Workshop
Tooling
Workbench
Inventory
Storage

FLAP KIT

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CENTER SECTION
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FUSELAGE
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MAIN GEAR
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EMPENNAGE
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WINGS
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FIREWALL FWD
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ELECTRICAL
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Brian Schmidtbauer's  250 mph  Mustang II at Sun-N-Fun 2003

In  early 1970 I learned to fly in a '69 Cessna 150 (N5536G)  as taught by Margo Smith out of Fullerton Airport (FUL).  Only 16 at the time and without a drivers license or full-time job,  I found it difficult to continue spending the money needed to maintain currency in those years leading up to the gas crisis and recession of the mid '70s.

Now at 50, and more able to spend the time and money, I've decided to try my hand at constructing this homebuilt airplane known as the Mustang II as offered by Mustang Aeronautics.  I have approximately 4 years until retirement from my job at Verizon to fund completion of  the project.

In preparation, I purchased a second home on a 1/2ac lot with sufficient room for erecting a portable workshop/hangar (Pioneer Steel) in which the plane will be built.   I've read everything I've been able to find via the internet and otherwise,  joined the EAA and visited many builder's web sites and discussion forums.

To begin, I was fortunate enough to find (via Barnstormer's)  a (former) M-II builder in my home state with  virtually unstarted flap and center-section kits at a very reasonable price.   And so begins my own building odyssey!

 

 

 

 

Tools:

  • Sheet metal shears
  • assorted Cleco's and plier
  • air compressor
  • air nailers (for jig/fixture construction)
  • pneumatic, battery, wired electric drill motors
  • assorted drill bits
  • assorted files
  • pneumatic rivet squeezer w/assorted sets
  • 3x pneumatic rivet hammer w/assorted sets
  • assorted bucking bars
  • C-frame dimpler/riveter
  • Table-top bandsaw
  • Production floor Drill press
  • bench vise
  • assorted clamps
  • SmartLevel
  • Tape measures, rules, Calipers and Micrometers
  • Calculator
  • sheet metal bender
  • round/flat stock bender
  • 10" table saw
  • 10" miter saw
  • bench grinder
  • mini lathe
  • rivet fan

 

Reference:

  • An Interview by Kitplanes radio show of Chris Tieman, president of Mustang Aeronautics Inc.. .MP3 format. 

 

  • Yahoo Groups Mustang and RV builder forums: