Your Rebel Sport kit, if ordered without an engine, is
delivered to you, firewall back. The cowling is available with the engine
package. If you wish, you may order any part of the engine package
separately. You will also need to acquire instruments (wiring),
chemicals, paints and glue for finishing the flaperons and paint for the
fuselage (if desired). For corrosion protection, PolyFiber Epoxy Primer is
recommended for your kit. The kit does not include upholstery but all seat
frames and rails are standard.
Murphy Aircraft has developed three engine packages
for the Rebel Sport: the Rotax 912 (80 hp), the Rotax 912 (100 hp), and the Lycoming O-235N2C (116 hp). However, you are not limited to these
engines. The Rebel Sport is capable of handling 275 lb. forward of the
firewall. Murphy Aircraft does
not manufacture engine mounts or cowlings for other than our standard
engines. Please contact the factory for further information.
The complete kit (firewall back) will be approximately
2’ x 4’ x 12’ 6" and approximately 850 lb., which can easily be picked
up in a standard 8’ bed truck.
Murphy Aircraft Mfg. Ltd. warranties all parts to be
free of defects in workmanship or materials. Please check our offer to
purchase for specific details.
As shown in our price list, the Rebel Sport can be purchased
in a complete kit package or in several component kits. One package
includes the control and tail section, a second offers the wings, while
a third presents the fuselage. As well, we offer a choice of one
Lycoming and two Rotax engine kits. If ordering the Lycoming engine, please
allow for a four-month lead time from the Lycoming factory.
** Individual component kits are now only available to builders who have already completed at least one component kit, to allow them to complete. We hope to resume full supply in the future. **
Delivery schedules vary according to seasonal demand
and the type of package you desire. Please contact the factory for
current delivery schedules.
The Rebel Sport can be built in as little space as a one-car
garage, although due to storage problems, a larger space is more
The required skill level is relatively low, although a
basic mechanical aptitude and familiarity with shop tools is necessary.
A basic knowledge of aircraft construction and metal techniques is a
great asset. As can be expected, an experienced builder will complete
the task in considerably less time.
This is a very difficult question to answer because
everyone works at a different pace. We estimate the average purchaser
will require 800-1500 hours. However, our factory technicians are able
to build an aircraft from the kit in less than 700 hours.
corrosion protection kit, which includes PolyFiber Epoxy Primer and
other metal surface treatments, is strongly recommended. There are also
other processes available. Please call for details.
Basic Rebel Sport instrumentation should include an
altimeter, air speed indicator, tachometer, cylinder head temperature
gauge and compass. Depending on the engine used, water temperature, oil
pressure and oil temperature gauges are also required. Depending on
National or Local aviation regulations, other instruments may be
Since the Rebel Sport is an ideal float plane, hard points
for float are standard equipment. Both straight and amphibious models
are available from Murphy Aircraft.
The Murphy 1500 series and 1800 series Floats are
available.. When purchasing floats for your Rebel Sport, make sure they are of
sufficient size to accommodate the gross weight.
Yes, there is a standard electric elevator trim included.
Yes, any part may be purchased individually.
The wings on the Rebel Sport do not fold. However, the tail
section does fold up and the wings can be detached. The approximate time
required is 45 minutes to 1 hour for 2 people, after draining the fuel.
In the Rebel Sport, the capacity is based on the engine used and the weight and
balance of each individual aircraft. As a rule of thumb, we suggest about a
100 - 150 pound capacity.
Not that we are aware of. However, BRS has
developed large systems and may be able to provide a solution for the
The Rebel Sport will handle cross winds of up to 20 mph.
This is a difficult question to answer. In many
countries, it does not; however, some countries may allow the Rebel Sport to
be registered as an ultralight aircraft depending on the particular
configuration and that country’s specific regulations. For
example, according to Canadian regulations, the Rebel Sport may be
registered as a basic ultralight in Canada as long as its gross weight is less
than 1200 lb. However, to make this weight some changes may have to be made
to the airframe. For details on these changes, please contact the