07/21/2007. This aircraft, at the FAA Registry as "Miltenberger Family Fun", was built by the plans supplied by Dave Blanton (Javelin Aircraft, Augusta, Kansas) for a four-seat aircraft, using Piper Tri-Pacer components and a car engine. The type is also known as 'Defunky Cub'. During the construction of this aircraft it has been modified as described by the builder, Daniel Miltenberger:
"We used David Blanton's plans from Kansas with his 2 to 1 drive and
a 1984, 3.8 litre V6 Ford engine. It has a Cessna 175 prop and
started as a Tri-pacer which we turned into a conventional gear and
lengthened the fuselage 2 ft (61 cm) and each wing 17 in (43 cm). On
the engine, we used Michigan 77 bearings and forged Wisco pistons and
ground the cam for 4,200 rpm.
We are using a "fish" carb. that is
self leaning. It took a year and a half to build, we've flown it 13
years and have put 925 hours on the same engine. We love the
visibility and enjoy sight seeing. It cruises at 115 mph (185 kmh) on
7.2 gal (27.25 l)/h of auto fuel of course."