The MFI-17 Mushshak (The Proficient) is a light-weight, robust, two/three seats, single engine, predominantly all metal aircraft with tricycle fixed
landing gear. It has been developed to meet US FAR 23 certification in categories normal, utility and aerobatics. It can operate from any short un-prepared strip and is completely independent of any kind of ground equipment.
Super Mushshak (The Agile) - advanced avionics is an upgraded version of Mushshak fitted with a more powerful engine, cockpit air-conditioning,
electrical instruments, and electric cum manual elevator and rudder trim.
Mushshak meets the requirement of a modern primary
training syllabus and is an ideal basic trainer.
Aircraft is ideal for:
- Basic flight training
- Instrument flying
- Aerobatics, stalls and deliberate spins
- Night flying
- Navigation flying
- Formation flying
Army Co-operation Missions
Besides primary flying training, Mushshak is also
suited for a wide range of army co-operation missions
- Forward air control
- Forward area support with droppable supply containers
- Artillery fire observation
- Camouflage inspection
- Border patrol
- Target flying and target towing for training of ground units
|Type: Textron Lycoming IO-360 A1B6
Power: 200 HP (at 2700 RPM at standard sea level conditions)
|A Hartzell, USA two-blade constant speed metal propeller
is installed on the engine.
Engine (Super Mushshak)
||Propeller (Super Mushshak)
|Type: Textron Lycoming IO-540 V4A5
||Super Mushshak has been qualified with both three and two
blade propellers from McCauley and Hartzell of USA respectively.
||Time between Overhaul (TBO)
TBO for engine is 2000 hours.
Power: 260 HP (at 2700 RPM at ISA conditions)
|Spacious side by side cockpit giving contact between the pilot and the
co-pilot / observer or between the student and the instructor for
effective "watch me" instruction
Adjustable seats fitted with straps incorporating auto lock inertia
Typical avionics equipment configuration includes UHF/
VHF radio, GPS, VOR, Transponder, ADF etc
Third crew member can be accommodated in the rear cabin
|The basic design philosophy behind Mushshak offers an
Flexibility, covering both army co-operation and primary flying
Excellent forward and downward visibility supplemented by a good
Good ground clearance even with bulky under wing stores and high
crosswind capability for operation from narrow strips and roads
Up to 300 Kg/660 lbs external load carrying capability (including pylons)
Heavy duty landing gear
Large baggage compartment in the rear part of the cabin easily
accessible through a door on the port side of the fuselage.
This space can also accommodate a third crew member
Good handling characteristics
Good short/rough field performance
Full aerobatic capability, maximum limit load factor +6/-3 in Aerobatics
Ease of maintenance and repair even in field
Structure life of 9500 hrs
|Based on two integral fuel tanks holding a total of 47 US gallons
Bendix RSA type fuel injection system
Houses engine driven fuel pump for normal operation
Electric fuel pump for emergency conditions
|Flight Control System
|Efficient dual flight controls including conventional center
stick type control columns and adjustable rudder pedals.
Primary control surfaces are operated through a direct mechanical
|The following optional equipment can also
be made available on request:
Blind Flying Screen: There is a provision for installation and removal
of blind screen for instrument flying.
Sun Blinds: Canopy Perspex as well as rear Cabin Perspex can be provided
with adjustable sun-blind.
Third Seat: Aircraft incorporates fitting for the installation of third
seat in the rear portion of the cabin.
Electric Trim: Reliable and effective elevator and rudder electrical cum
manual trim can be installed easily.
Air Conditioner: One of the most effective and reliable Enviro
R-134 environmental friendly air conditioning system can be installed.
Avionics suite: Customized avionics suit or glass cockpit can be added
as per customers request.
|Wing Area: 11.9 m2/128 sq ft
Sweep Forward: 5°
Airfoil Thickness: 10%
|Span: 2.80 m/9 ft 2 in
Area: 2.10 m2/22.6 sq ft
Airfoil Thickness: 12%
|Length: 7 m/23 ft (Mushahak)
7.15 m/23.5 ft (Super Mushshak)
Height: 2.60 m/8 ft 6 ½in
Span: 8.85 m/29 ft
Wheel Track: 2.2 m/7 ft 2 ½ in
Wheel base : 1.58 m/5 ft 2 ½ in
|Height: 1.32 m/4 ft 4 in
Area: 1.52 m2/16.3 sq ft
Airfoil Thickness: 12%
Sweep, Leading Edge: 36°
Sweep, Trailing Edge: 8°
The users of Mushshak and Super Mushshak are: