Douglas Cloudster
1921
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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


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Liberty, 295kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight4354 kg9599 lb
    Empty weight2177 kg4799 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan17.0 m56 ft 9 in
    Length11.2 m37 ft 9 in
    Height3.7 m12 ft 2 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed193 km/h120 mph
    Cruise speed137 km/h85 mph
    Range w/max.fuel4345 km2700 miles

Comments
Terry, 02.01.2010

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, 04.02.2008

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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