NOTE:  THESE PLANS WERE DRAWN AND OFFERED BY GRAHAM LEE TO HOMEBUILDERS WHO FOLLOWED HIS TUBE AND GUSSET CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE.   GRAHAM WAS NOT ABLE TO BUILD A PROTOTYPE , BUT AT THE TIME OFFERED THESE DRAWINGS WITH UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF HIS ADVICE TO POTENTIAL BUILDERS.   I REGRET THAT I DONT HAVE ALL OF HIS EXPERTISE AND CANNOT OFFER SAME ADVICE.  THIS SET OF DRAWINGS ARE FOR EXPERIENCED HOMEBUILDERS.  (THANKS. MIKE LEE)

 

This one is MY airplane. Named after my Granddaughter, it is a small Negative stagger Sesquiplane, constructed like my other designs, of Aluminum tube and fabric. Miranda is a very light cabin job, designed for efficiency in touring and fun. The small chord lower wing improves total lift.

 

Whittman wing tips boost top speed and climb; shorten take off and reduce stall speed. A large diameter prop gives the plane STOL performance, while the short wing span Allows steep decent angles for excellent short field performance.

 

Miranda can be powered with a Rotax 277 to 582, VW, Hirth or most motors between 28 and 65 horse. Extremely versatile.

MIRANDA

 

Wingspan: 22 ft

Wing Area: 117 sq. ft.

Length: 17 ft 8 in

Height: 7 ft 6 in

Weight Empty: ~280 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 10 Gal US

Stall Speed: 30 MPH

Cruise: 70-90 MPH

Top Speed: +100 MPH

Never Exceed (Vne): 125 MPH

Gross Weight: 600 lbs

G Force Factor: 5.7+ 2.8-

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