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Mix Flying Arrow

A straight reduction in linear dimensions from a "grown-up" airplane
resulted in this diminutive home-built at a time when there was little knowledge about the relativity of wing spans to climbing power. Aspect ratio was understandably small with 84-sqft wings; tails were made from single sheets of plywood. Entered in 1924 Dayton Air Races, identified as Hummer, but
did not compete.

(Source Aerofiles)

Length: - Vmax: 75 mph
Span: 12 ft 0 in Vcruise: -
Gross Weight: 360 lbs Vstall:  -
Power:. 15.2hp Indian or
18hp Harley-Davidson
Range: -

Eyerly Sport

This 1937 design was powered by a 60hp LeBlond engine and had seating for two people. Not much else is known about this particular aircraft.

(Source Aerofiles)

Length: - Vmax:
Span: - Vcruise: -
Gross Weight: - Vstall: -
Power:. 60hp LeBlond Range: -


Horace Keane Ace

Designed by Alexander Lemin of the Aircraft Engineering Corp. Six examples were built before the firm was acquired by Horace Keane Airplanes, Inc., N.Y.C. This was the first airplane to be sold in kit form in the U.S.

Length: 18 ft 0 in Vmax: 80 mph
Span: 25 ft 0 in Vcruise:
Useful Load: 235 Vstall:  32 mph
Power:. 40hp Range: ~150 miles

Jamieson Speed Wing, NC13141

This 1933 racer designed by William L. Jamieson of Evansville, Ind., was powered by a 600hp Curtiss
D-12. The squared fuselage was faired into the rudder. It reportedly lacked stability and flew only once, was clocked at 300mph [13141]. Jamieson was killed in air mail duty and his racer was never used.

(Source Aerofiles)

Garland Lincoln LF-2, N75W

Garland Lincoln supplied aircraft for the movie industry including films like Dawn Patrol in the 1930s. Claude Flagg built three clipped-wing Nieuport 28 replicas for Lincoln that were designated LF-1s. This aircraft is designated in the Golden Age register as an LF-2. While likely to be another WWI replica, it does not have a Nieuport profile. The minimal wing stagger and the turtle deck aft the cockpit also do not match up with typical WWI fighters leaving us to wonder about this design that is not mentioned in Aerofiles compendium.

Muessig P-2

Built in 1933 by O.G. Muessig of Oregon. The design said to be based on Long Longster,
but looked more like a Heath Parasol.
power came from a 32-hp Aeronca E-113 engine.


Verville AT Sportsman, NC451M

First produced in 1930 with a total of 11 built, this two place was issued ATC 323. Design and production rights were sold to White Aircraft Co. in 1939.

Length:  24 ft 3 in  Vmax: 120 mph
Span 31ft  0in Vcruise: 100 mph
Useful Load:  678 lb Vstall:  50 mph
Power:  165hp Continental A-70 Range: 370 miles
Verville AT

Alcor Olympic Duo-6, X962Y

A demonstration flight was made in May 1934 at Mines Field (now LAX) with one propeller removed— it took off in 1200', attained 130mph, and reportedly handled much like a single-engine plane.

Length:  28 ft 6 in  Vmax: 183 mph
Span 42ft  0in Vcruise: 157 mph
Useful Load:  2045 lb Vstall:  57 mph
Power:  2 x 230hp Menasco B-6S Range: 700 miles

Doyle O-3 Oriole (O-2 Special),  NC10218

A 1929 special version of the O-2 (ATC 247) powered by a 120hp Chevrolair D-4 (Martin 333) engine.  The O-2 would eventually evolve into the Davis V-3.

Length:  19 ft 0 in  Vmax: 103 mph
Span 30ft  0in Vcruise: 85 mph
Useful Load:  500 lb Vstall:  40 mph
Power:  120hp Chevrolair D-4 Range:  350 miles

Mercury , T-2 Chic, NC16N

This Havery Mummert design emerged in 1930, retailing for  $4,250.  Approximately 15 were built with another 12 still unassembled by the end of WWII, all of which were scrapped.

Length:  23ft 0in Vmax:  115 mph
Span: 35ft  8in Vcruise: 95 mph
Useful Load:  575lb Vstall:  40 mph
Power:  90hp LeBond Range:  380 miles

[source Aerofiles]

Swanson Coupe, Model W-15, NC358N

This Swen Swanson design emerged in 1931, retailing for  $4,450.  Another $535 would get you a starter, battery and generator, lights, steel prop, added instrumentation.  Its Kari-Keen heritage can be seen in the planes layout and lines.  Swanson was one of the Kari-Keen founders and designers.

Length:  25ft 0in Vmax:  125 mph
Span: 34ft  4in Vcruise: 90 mph
Max Weight:   Vstall:  40 mph
Power:  110hp Warner Scarab Range:  625 miles

Bell Model 47B (prototype), NX41967, c/n 2

This airframe became the Model 47B prototype, the first 
major civilian helicopter.  The Model 47's production run 
began in 1946 and extended to 1976.

Length:  31ft  7in Vmax: 100 mph
Rotor Diam:    41ft 10in Vcruise: 84 mph
Max T/O Wt:  2,950 lbs* Range:  200+ miles
Power:  175hp Franklin 6V4-B32

* Model 47G

Langley  Model: Twin (2-4-65/90), NX29099,  ATC 755

The aircraft was named in honor of aviation pioneer Samuel P. Langley for his early attempts at flight.  Constructed of Vidal plastic-bonded mahogany plywood, production was interrupted by WWI.  This is the first of two airframes built.

Length:  20ft 82in Vmax:  135 / 142*
Span:    35ft 2in Vcruise: 120 / 125*
Load:  985 lbs / 890 lbs* Vstall:  50 / 46*
Ceiling: 13,300 ft  / 15,000 ft* Range:  400 miles / 600 miles*
Power:  2 x 65hp Franklin 4AC Takeoff run:  ~200 ft

* Differences in specs are possibly the result of preliminary estimates and actual flight test results, but unclear which is which.
[source Aerofiles]

Model: Pika A93-2 C-2

Type: Piloted version of the remote controlled pilotless Jindivik.

Single Armstrong Siddeley AS.A1 turbotjet, max speed 408kts, initial climb of 4,170 ft/min, wing span 19ft.,length 24ft 7in, loaded weight of 2,900 lbs. The Pika could be controlled manually by pilot or the remote control system. Two Pika were built the first one A93-1 was destroyed in a crash. The Pika A93-2 in now on display at RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Australia, after it completed 214 flights.

Model: Gamma 2F
Type: A-17A Aircraft 35-122

Modified for NACA testing by Douglas.  This machine was used to test the maximum wing chord that could maintain laminar flow, the results of which were employed in the C-74. The propellers are to simulate propwash. The wing form achieved a fair amount of success (30% top- 60% bottom), but as in all similar designs before the "clean" wing form was not operationally viable.

General Aircraft Corporation

GA-1-80 Skyfarer, NC29015, c/n 2

This two-passenger, two-control system, similar to the Erocoupe, was developed in 1938-1938 by Otto Koppen of MIT. ATC 742 was issued in early 1941 and a total of approximately 16 aircraft were constructed.  Manufacturing was curtailed during WWII and never resumed.  Resumed for a short time after the war under the auspices of Mars Mfg. Co.

Length:  22 ft. Gross Wt:  1,350 lbs.
Span:  31 ft. 5 in. Vmax:  100 mph
ENGINE: 75hp Lycoming GO-145-C2 Vso: 44 mph
Vc:  92 mph


Circa 1935, the plane is a curiosity; could be a high-wing or a low-wing, depending on which way it was landed, as it sported two sets of landing gear, one set mounted on the underside for inverted landings, often atop a moving automobile rigged with a platform. A creation of exhibition pilot Murphy, it began life in 1935 as Taylor E-2, NC15354,  c/n 264.

[source Aerofiles]

Simplex Red Arrow K-2-S
NC371V, 1928

A side-by-side open cockpit design that originally sold for  $4,115. About 10 of aircraft of this model were made.  A K-2-S piloted by Dick Myhres won the 1928 California Class-A Race (Los Angeles-San Francisco) in a field of 16 aircraft  with an average speed of 126 mph.

[source Areofiles]

Managment & Research, Inc./ Tuscar Metals, Inc

H-70, -71

Tailless design that was based on Stearman-Hammond Y, the aircraft appeared to be a handful to fly.  Crashed twice with only about 60 hours total time.

BROWN AIRCRAFT "Potato Bug,"  aka: SC
Diamond Wing

Length:  19 ft. Gross Wt:  1,725 lbs.
Span:  44 ft. 9 in. Vmax:  105 mph
Chord:  2 ft. 3 in. Vso: 35 mph
Wing Area:  280 sq.ft. Vc:  85 mph
Wing Loading: 6.16 lbs/sq.ft. Power Loading:  18.16 lbs/hp
ENGINE: 95 hp Cirrus Mark III High Drive
Fuel:  24 gal. Oil:  3 gal.

NR782W, c/n 1101, 1931

       Specially modified Bellanca was powered by a 225 HP Packard Diesel engine. The goal being to set a world endurance record.
       On April 12th, 1931, the Packard-Diesel Bellanca took off with a gross load of 6,666 pounds including 458 gallons of fuel weighing seven pounds per gallon. The total cost of the fuel was $45.80. The attempt failed due to bad weather.  On the next attempt, they successfully established a new endurance record of 84 hours, 32 minutes. 

Stout Skycar I, Model 11-W

1931   2- place experimental aircraft of all metal construction shown here with its designer William Stout.

Dimensions & Performance Characteristics:
Span: 43'0"          Length: 24''0" 
Speed(max):  95 mph       Speed(cruise):  80 mph
Speed (stall):  35 mph             Range:  320 miles
[data source Aerofiles

Eastman E-2 Sea Rover

1928  2-3 place aircraft (ATC 288).  Engine:  Curtis R-600 Challenger of 185-hp.  The aircraft had a metal-clad wooden hull and sold new in the range of $6,750 to $8,750 in 1931. A total of 18 were produced.

Dimensions & Performance Characteristics:
Span: 36'0"          Length: 26'3" 
Speed(max):  110 mph       Speed(cruise):  90 mph
Speed (stall):  50 mph             Range:  360 miles

[data source Aerofiles

Stearman Model 80

1933 (ATC 504), Primary trainer developed from the Model 4 series.  A two seat biplane powered by a 420-hp P&W Wasp Jr.  Only a single aircraft , NC11720, was built with the enclosed rear cockpit added later.
Dimensions & Performance Characteristics:

span: 35'0"                 length: 25'1" 
useful load: 1064 lbs             Max speed:  175 mph
Cruise:   151 mph                           Stall:   58 mph
Range:   650 mi. 

[data source of Aerofiles]

Consolidated Aircraft Corp., YPT-11D

Factory photo of the aircraft.

Zenith Aircraft Corp, Z-6-B Albatross

A seven place biplane airliner.  This one operated
by Seattle-Vancouver Airways, Inc. (whose "SVA" logo you can barely see on the side of the fuselage) apparently flew out of Boeing Field.  Three Z-6-Bs were built. The company was located in Orange County, CA and was a depression victim.

Lowe-Willard-Fowler (L-W-F) V

A two-place training/observation plane. The U. S. Army bought 23 of these before WW I and then another 112 during the war. Twenty-eight L-W-F Vs were purchased by the Czechoslovakia League, who was fighting the Red revolutionaries in Russia after WW I. Some of these planes were able to make it back to Czechoslovakia in 1920 and one still hangs in a Prague museum.

Sikorsky XSS-2

 A two-seater attempt at replacing single-float type scout aircraft with a flying-boat type design. Power was a Pratt & Whitney R-1340D1 engine of 550 HP.  Military serial no. A-8972.

Skylark Manufacturing, Skylark 446
A 4-5 Seat utility/sport aircraft.

[Company has been variously identified as Skylark Industries & Skycraft Industries]

1929 Metal Aircraft 
Flamingo G-2W

An eight place design initially powered by 410hp P&W Wasp with a number converted to 450hp P&W Wasp SC.  The a/c had a range of 850 miles with a useful load of 2430 lbs.  Maximum speed of 135 mph, cruise of 115 mph, with stall at 60 mph.  A total of 21 a/c were manufactured at Lunken Field, Cincinnati, OH and initially sold for $21,000. 
[info courtesy of Aerofiles]

Grumman GG-1

One of the company "Red Planes" it is likely that this aircraft was built from materials, parts and jigs left over from the FF-1 production.

Stinson Model M

NC12123, c/n 34000.  This five place all metal a/c is the single example of type and was built in 1932.

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