My wife, Debrya and I recently finished our Murphy Rebel. We spent almost 4 years building our baby. The first flight took place on Sept 1, 2011 and it flew smoothly with no need for control adjustments. The panel consists of two Dynon Skyview panels along with an SL-40, GTX327, Sigtronics intercom, and an Alpha Systems AOA gauge. Powering our Rebel is an Aerosport O-360 with 180 hp. The plane’s empty weight is 1050 pounds. Believe me, the performance is very good! We painted the exterior with Stewart Systems paint and were amazed at how easy it was to use. We also used Hoerner style wingtips made by Dave Fife specifically for the Rebel. These are a performance mod that lowers the stall and increases top end speed. I get a thrill every time I know I’m going flying, knowing that we built it ourselves. Factory support was helpful, but we could not have done this without the guys in the Rebel builders group and our friend, Si Smith. Next on the list is to get started on those amphib floats so we can really explore Alaska!
Location: Wasilla, AK
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