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  • Beginning in the 1950s, the Mong MS1 Sport was sold as a biplane kit that intended for homebuilt construction. Designed by Ralph Mong, the aircraft’s fuselage used fabric covering over steel-tubing. Over 400 kits have been sold. Homebuilders evolved the aircraft in many ways for not only enjoyment, but also for racing.
  • Reno Air Races added the biplane class during the 1960s and Mong Sports biplanes, though highly modified over time, were entered for that racing class.



  • Planes of Fame Air Museum’s Mong MS1 was one of those Reno racers that won at the 1992 and 1999 Reno NCAR Biplane Gold Class as 'Glass Slipper #88'.



Status: Static Display
Manufacturer: John Dudley
Year: 1973
Model: MS1 Mong Sport
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Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight:  970 lb.
Span: 16 ft. 10 in.
Length: 14 ft. 1 in.
Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Maximum Speed: 115 mph
Cruise Speed: 110 mph
Rate of Climb: 1,000 ft/min
Power Plant: 1 x 65hp Continental A65, piston engine
Range: 400 miles
Service Ceiling: 13,000 ft.
Armament: none


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