Single example of a Liberty-powered biplane built for an attempt at a non-stop flight across the USA.
| ENGINE||1 x Liberty, 295kW|
| Take-off weight||4354 kg||9599 lb|
| Empty weight||2177 kg||4799 lb|
| Wingspan||17.0 m||56 ft 9 in|
| Length||11.2 m||37 ft 9 in|
| Height||3.7 m||12 ft 2 in|
| Max. speed||193 km/h||120 mph|
| Cruise speed||137 km/h||85 mph|
| Range w/max.fuel||4345 km||2700 miles|
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.
This plane is reportedly the first to fly with a useful load exceeding it's own weight. Any idea what the useful load was?
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?