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This model is built very near to scale, within a few inches of actual general dimensions. It has animateable ailerons, flaps, tabulator, rudder and propeller. The landing gear can be retracted or extended for animation. This model is fully textured and is available in several different formats and 20 different paint schemes. The Mooney M-18 'Mite' is a low-wing, single-place monoplane with retractable, tricycle landing gear. The Mite was designed by Al Mooney and was intended as a personal airplane marketed to pilots returning from World War II as an inexpensive way to fly. The Mooney M-18 mite could be built at home in a garage or purchased. It had a high cruise speed of 140-150 mph and a good range over 600 miles. Many Mooney Mites have been restored and continue to fly around the US and Canada. The Mooney Aircraft Corporation built a total of 283 Mites between 1947 and 1954