Used Aircraft Guide
June 2013 Issue
Used Aircraft Guide: Tailwheel Maules
Rugged, reasonably priced STOL machines that carry a good load and can go almost anywherebut watch the ground handling.
Still the only production four-seat or side-by-side, conventional gear airplanes being built in the U.S., Maules have been attracting owners who march to a slightly different beat for over 50 years. In general, the airplanes are easy and forgiving to fly when in the air, yet not so much on the groundthe runway loss of control accident rate is distressingly high. Theyre simple to fix, good at going slow but capable of decent cruise speeds, although the published speeds for many in the line are considered humorously optimistic.
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