P&W Wasp radial
25 ft. 1 in.
31 ft. 8 in.
It was thought that not stopping as often for fuel would make up for its slower top speed. And the strategy worked, but just barely. Howard’s Mr. Mulligan aircraft won the Bendix race with only a few seconds advantage over the number two aircraft.
The sheer power of the aircraft along with its clean aerodynamic design, plus some luck, helped it win the Thompson race. The aircraft leading the race developed engine trouble just one lap before its finish, enabling the Mr. Mulligan to pass it and win the race.
The Howard DGA-6 Mr. Mulligan would only complete one racing season, during 1935. It was destroyed in a crash early during its first race the following year.
RC Mr. Mulligan
The nice looking RC Mr. Mulligan seen above is built from a Bud Nosen kit. Although no longer produced, the kits are often seen on eBay. Wingspan is 108″, and length is 71″. Engines can be a Moki 1.8 or similar. Weight is around 14 1/2 lbs. If you know the name of the person in the picture, please advise us so we can give him proper credit.
In the picture just above is the rc Mr. Mulligan built from plans from Pat’s Custom Models. It has a 45 1/2″ wingspan and a weight of about 1 lb. 2 oz. A Speed 280 type motor, geared 4:1 is recommended for power.
The first picture below is the great looking rc Mr. Mulligan conversion from a Sig C/L model. It was done by Steve, who goes by Mlbco on RC Groups. Its wingspan is 20″ and power comes from a E-tec 250 motor. Weight is about 4 oz.
Pictured second below is the rc Mr. Mulligan from Thunder Tiger. The foamy ARF has a 39″ wingspan and a 26 1/2″ length. Included with the scale model airplane is a Speed 370 type motor. Weight is around 1 lb.
Iknon N’wst has a rc Mr. Mulligan with a 95″ wingspan and 75″ length. Weight is around 19 lbs. This is another kit that is no longer produced, but often found on eBay.
Uncle Willies has plans for sale for a C/L model that can be converted to a rc Mr. Mulligan. Wingspan is 52″ and length is 40″. It needs a .60 2C engine for power.
The AMA has plans for a rc Mr. Mulligan from a MAN April 1970 issue. Its wingspan is 43″. The plan is no. 29460.