McMullan Aircraft Design



Welcome to McMullan Aircraft Design's Home Page!

Updated October 26, 2004

It's ALMOST Ready!!!

The Aircraft Photo Project

Over 150 Aircraft!

Great for Engineers, Aircraft Designers, Aircraft Enthusiasts, Aircraft Historians and Modelers!!!

In the ongoing endeavor to assist the aeronautical engineer and the "non-engineer" alike, in modern, light aircraft design comes a new CD full of sharp, high resolution photographs of over 150 different aircraft!!!

This CD has literally thousands of photographs of military and civilian aircraft and landing gear systems.

These photographs will assist the experienced aircraft engineer and the novice aircraft designer in aircraft design and in choosing and designing the landing gear for his own aircraft.

Click Here to See an On-line Example!

Grumman F89-F "Cougar"


A Sample of a Few of the Thousands of Photographs on 2 CD's Below

Zoom in on the high quality photos to see details of each landing gear system!


Available Soon!!!

Click Here to See an On-line Example!

Vortex Magnum

The Vortex Magnum - A Wide Bodied, High Performance, Four Place Aircraft

Click Here to see what is going on around McMullan Aircraft Design and, if you dare, to see what goes through the mind of someone designing a modern, high performance aircraft.

The Mission

1. To design safe, comfortable, high performance aircraft that are affordable to most people.

2. To provide those "Non-Engineers" that are serious about designing a modern, high performance aircraft, the materials they need to do so safely, aerodynamically, and efficiently. This includes publications and on-line education.

About McMullan Aircraft Design

As you all know, the cost of an airplane is staggering. Even old, used airplanes are not affordable to the general population. Because of this, I set out to design an airplane that would suit my needs and be affordable at the same time. This quest has turned out to take much longer than I had ever imagined but I have learned much along the way. There were a few criteria that my airplane had to meet, they were:

1. Roominess. I am a big man and I want something I can fly in, comfortably.

2. Powerful. I live in the mountain west and I want and need an airplane that can fly in and out of the mountains. Powerful is a relative term. I want to cut horsepower requirements by utilizing low drag and light weight designs but still design high performance aircraft.

3. Inexpensive. This includes the airframe, engine and all other components of the airplane. As you may know, current aircraft engines are very expensive and expensive to maintain. For this reason, I want to explore the use of other, reliable, less expensive options such as auto engine conversions.

4. Ease of Construction. I want to design an airplane that can be built by most people without having to spend a fortune on tools and equipment.

5. Most of All - SAFETY. The airplane has to be safe or it simply is not worth building.


Watch an Airplane Being Born!

For the last few weeks I have been modifying and simplifying the JayBird. I've been drawing the structure in a CAD program and I will be posting updates on the design work.

What I plan to do is design the airplane in an inexpensive CAD program and then have someone "build" the airplane in an inexpensive 3D CAD program. Then I can have someone run finite element analysis (FEA) on the airplane's structure. This will assure that the airplane is neither over-designed or under-designed. Parts that need to be strengthened can be re-designed before the actual airplane is built. If a part is built too strongly, it can be re-designed to save weight and size.

Click Here to go to the latest update page on the JayBird.



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