Used Aircraft Guide


Maule Taildraggers

Big engines plus low wing loading equals big-time STOL performance in these simple, rugged airplanes.


Though not exactly a household name, Maules have been around seemingly forever, having found a niche that they fill pretty well: if you want a new four-place taildragger, there aren’t too many choices any more. While the big manufacturers were dropping like flies in the 1980s, Maule stuck with it, chugging along and producing airplanes at relative bargain prices.

First and foremost, the Maule is a busHPlane, meant to be operated out of extreme airfields while requiring little maintenance. Maules as a group fulfill that mission well. History shows a high accident rate, but given the environment in which these airplanes are typically used, that shouldn’t be too much of a surp...

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