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 Post subject: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?57479-FS-Murphy-Moose-almost-completed

Disclaimer: I shot the pictures, but am not involved beyond that. The Moose is a very cool airplane (think experimental mini Beaver), and I’d have been tempted to take this on had COVID not happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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Wow, that looks like it could be a heck of a toy! Like you though, COVID has me out of the market.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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I always like the look. Here's a link to the factory website.

https://www.murphyair.com/detail/moose.html


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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To answer your question:
Nobody "Needs" a moose,

Anyone that has a drop of bush pilot blood "Wants" a moose.... :drool:


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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I thought the Murphy Moose had some tail issues? I still like it a lot!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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I thought the Murphy Moose had some tail issues? I still like it a lot!


It’s experimental, so if it did/does you can fix them.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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I thought the Murphy Moose had some tail issues? I still like it a lot!


There was one that had a rudder flutter incident, but the builder had lengthened the top of the rudder and added a rudder trim tab and actuator, all aft of the hinge line, and the rudder was never mass balanced. He documented it pretty well. It was repaired, balanced, and has been flying again for several hundred hours.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?57479-FS-Murphy-Moose-almost-completed

Disclaimer: I shot the pictures, but am not involved beyond that. The Moose is a very cool airplane (think experimental mini Beaver), and I’d have been tempted to take this on had COVID not happened.



Sure looks cool. Not remotely certain as to the value.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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I was present when a Moose on amphibs was dropped-in hard on water from ~10 feet.

- Firewall wrinkled
- Windscreen popped out
- Both front and rear door pillars on both sides failed in compression, top and bottom
- Fuselage failed/wrinkled/bent downward, both sides ... ~12 inches aft of the rear float attach fittings
- Floats were waaay cattywampus
- 500# of pilots in the two front seats + full fuel (120g ?) + OSH camping gear
- I also recall damage to the floats, but I did not have a snorkel/mask for a good look

Thank gawd it hit flat-ish and did not somersault.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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What are you saying - was it supposed to fly away from this, or did they have an accident? At what altitude does it change from a hard landing to a mishap?
What expectations should be expected?


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I was present when a Moose on amphibs was dropped-in hard on water from ~10 feet.

- Firewall wrinkled
- Windscreen popped out
- Both front and rear door pillars on both sides failed in compression, top and bottom
- Fuselage failed/wrinkled/bent downward, both sides ... ~12 inches aft of the rear float attach fittings
- Floats were waaay cattywampus
- 500# of pilots in the two front seats + full fuel (120g ?) + OSH camping gear
- I also recall damage to the floats, but I did not have a snorkel/mask for a good look

Thank gawd it hit flat-ish and did not somersault.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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Against the advice of the engineers present, the owner flew it three miles to an airport inspite of the fact that the water rudders were inop. It required a personal watercraft to tow it downwind before the final takeoff.

The airframe gave its all to protect the pilots.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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A friend has a Murphy Elite at our airfield getting landing gear repairs. Horrible airplane with horrible engineering. I know nothing about the Moose but it might be similar.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone need a Murphy Moose?
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A friend has a Murphy Elite at our airfield getting landing gear repairs. Horrible airplane with horrible engineering. I know nothing about the Moose but it might be similar.



A Moose seems like a baby Beaver on, perhaps, a reasonable budget.

Would love to know more.


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