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Doyle Moon Maid


Moon Maid started out to be a gyroplane, but after a couple of years the designer/builder, Richard Doyle, decided to turn it into a standard airplane, stretching the fuselage four feet and replacing the rotor with a pair of wings spanning 23.5 feet. He pow-ered it with a Bob Huggins 1523cc VW conversion of about 50 hp, one of the first homebuilts to use VW power.

Engine Huggins VW 1523cc conversion, 50 hp.
Gross weight 660 lbs.
Empty weight 460 lbs.
Fuel capacity 12 USgal.
Wing-span 23 ft 6 in
Length 18 ft
Vmax 90 mph.
Cruise speed 80 mph.
Climb rate 600 fpm.
Range 200 nm.


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