The prototype 180 HP Bearhawk had an EW of 1200 lbs with a GW of 2500lbs. The prototype 235 HP Bearhawk had an EW of 1245 lbs with a GW of 2500 lbs. ( Both have a GW of 2700 lbs on floats).How does the Maul compare, that is a 4 place bush plane right? sucks that it's not a kit or scratch build, but I sure like the looks of it,
A Maule MX-7-180C ( 180 HP) has a useful load of 1013 lbs. The Maule MX-7-235 (235 HP) has a useful load of 835 lbs.
All with constant speed props.
Friend of mine built a 180 HP, constant speed prop Bearhawk, with an EW of 1245 lbs. He said the extra weight was a heavy interior.
Bearhawk has a quicker take-off and a better ROC and and the cruise is about the same as the Maule.