Douglas Cloudster


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Douglas Cloudster

Single example of a Liberty-powered biplane built for an attempt at a non-stop flight across the USA.

Douglas Cloudster

 ENGINE1 x Liberty, 295kW
  Take-off weight4354 kg9599 lb
  Empty weight2177 kg4799 lb
  Wingspan17.0 m56 ft 9 in
  Length11.2 m37 ft 9 in
  Height3.7 m12 ft 2 in
  Max. speed193 km/h120 mph
  Cruise speed137 km/h85 mph
  Range w/max.fuel4345 km2700 miles

Terry, e-mail, 02.01.2010 01:29

Useful load is a number made up by bureaucrats for performance matches the published numbers. Useful load in those days was whatever you could pack in and not bend it.


Ernie, e-mail, 04.02.2008 00:37

This plane is reportedly the first to fly with a useful load exceeding it's own weight. Any idea what the useful load was?


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