Curtiss A-1 Triad
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Curtiss A-1 Triad

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Curtiss A-1 TriadA three-view drawing (800 x 831)

 ENGINE1 x 75 hp Curtiss V-8
    Take-off weight715 kg1576 lb
    Empty weight420 kg926 lb
    Wingspan11.28 m37 ft 0 in
    Length8.71 m29 ft 7 in
    Height2.69 m9 ft 10 in
    Wing area26.57 m2286.00 sq ft
    Max. speed97 km/h60 mph

Terrence Murphy, 01.03.2014

As always with Curtiss aircraft, it's very hard to keep track of all the various designations. This airplane has been referred to at various times as the: Curtiss Hydroplane,"Triad" hydroaeroplane, Model E, and the A-1.

Jim Lally, 09.01.2012

In flight video of the A-1 can be accessed on YouTube search, enter JFL9180
The A-1reproduction from the Curtiss Restoration Shop was powered by an original Curtiss 90hp overhead valve, water-cooled V-8 engine. You can also see flight of the 1914 America,the world's first multi-engine flying boat.

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