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Old 11-11-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default Matt Younkin Crashes 11-10-09

Matt Younkin Son of the famous Bobby Younkin crashes tuesday nov 10 here in arkansas. He had a engine faulure and was forced in to making a dead stick landing near one of the local RC airfields in Siloam Springs Ar. His injusries are considered non life threatening at this time but was rushed to the North West Regional Hosp. for surgery.

His dad was a active modeler and his family has been no stranger in basically anything to do with flying whether it is full scale or rc in the years past.

Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

http://www.kfsm.com/news/kfsm-news-n...,5148993.story


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Old 11-11-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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He was flying Jim Younkin's (Matt's grandfather) Mullicoupe which is a design Jim created a few years back. Not the twin beech shown above. It is a high wing tail dragger monoplane with PW 985 engine. The word is he was at 6000ft and the engine quit. The airplane has a high sink rate and he could not make it back to the airport so he aimed at the RC field clipping a power line and cartwheeling to a halt. According to his family, he is out of surgery, doing fine and will be ready to go for the 2010 show season.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: Matt Younkin Crashes 11-10-09

you are correct I just put the pictures of the beech up for reference on the younkin airshows...... I could not find a picture of the mullicoupe
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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Here is a link to a story on the mullicoupe:

http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepMullicoupe.html
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:08 AM   #5
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Default Re: Matt Younkin Crashes 11-10-09

thank you I exchanged the pics above for the pics of the mullicoupe
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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Hope he makes a full recovery!
Exactly what are the differences between the "Mullicoupe" and the "Monocoupe"? it looks like a 110 to me?
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #7
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Default Re: Matt Younkin Crashes 11-10-09

I think the Mullicoupe had wings that were (or shared the design, rather) from the Mr. Mulligan racer, and a Monocoupe fuse.

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #8
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The Mullicoupe gets it's name from being sorta like Mr Mulligan, a Howard design, and partially like a clipwing monocoupe in style. The Mullicoupe is a design created by Jim Younkin and is a homebuilt of which 3 were built and flown, a 4th never finished. The airfoils, structure, control design, etc. all differ from the 2 vintage aircraft it was styled after. It does not use parts from either of the airplanes as it is a different size overall. Here are some specs to give you an idea of relative sizes:

Mr Mulligan 600 hp 32ft wing span 4 place Benny Howard aircraft
Mullicoupe 450 hp 29ft wing span 2 place Jim Younkin design
McCullocoupe 400hp 26ft wing span 2 place Kevin Kimball design
Monocoupe 110 special 185 hp 23ft wing span 2 place mono aircraft corp.

The 3rd in the above list is an airplane I designed and we built here for John McCulloch who has owned many monocoupes including 1 clipwing 110 specials. We restored one of his called Butch Too. His first one is in the Udvar Hazy museum at Dulles right across the walkway from the Enola Gay (John donated it some years back). The McCullocoupe has the Russian M14PF 400hp engine on it.
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Thanks for the info!! I have this thing for Monocoupes and love to learn about them.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:50 AM   #10
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Thank God he'll be OK - amazing family. I remember reading he learned to fly RC before full scale.
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Cool. We restored N101H Butch Too for John in 1992 I think and the restored N2347 for Bill Symmes in 1994-5. Both of these are 2 of the original 7 factory built clipwing monocoupes.
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Wow, I have several pics of butch in my collection. here is something to take ya back a few years. here is also a pic if another monocoupe I found. I think it was being restored, no registration on it
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #13
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Default Re: Matt Younkin Crashes 11-10-09

I figured mine was a gross oversimlification of things. Thanks for the clarification, Kevin! I want to be like you when I grow up!

I remember seeing the McCullocoup at an EAA flyin in Burlington several years ago. That thing was badass!
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #14
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Default Re: Matt Younkin Crashes 11-10-09

I talked with both Jim Younkin and Matt Younkin on Saturday at the Siloam Springs airport where they are based. Crawled through the Twin Beech and looked into Mr. Mulligan. Both outstanding planes. Matt lives just around the corner from my sister in the same subdivision. Best wishes as he recovers.

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The black and yellow one is N101H the red and white one we restored for John known as Butch Too. It was damaged shortly after John sold it and is being rebuilt. Interesting to note the original N Number on that plane was N511 when it was new. It went out of the country and dropped the number then when it came back into the US, it was given N101H registration and owned by Rusty Heard. John had N511 number reserved so that is the number we put on the McCullocoupe.
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