Fairchild 82
1935
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Fairchild 82

In 1935-36 Fairchild Aircraft Ltd in Canada continued development of the Super 71, leading to the larger-capacity Fairchild 82. Following the same general lines as its predecessors, it was a braced high-wing monoplane of mixed construction with a braced tail unit, tail-wheel landing gear (optionally replaceable by floats or skis) and power provided by a Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engine. Like that of the Super 71, the fuselage of the Fairchild 82 incorporated a separate passenger cabin which, in this case, could seat a maximum of 10, and large doors were provided on each side to make easy the loading of cargo as an alternative. In the Super 71 the pilot was accommodated in a separate cockpit, behind and above the passenger cabin, a far from ideal situation. This was resolved in the Fairchild 82 by providing a flight deck forward of the cabin to seat two, side-by-side, with its windscreen on top of the fuselage, forward of the wing, providing an excellent forward view. Only about 12 Fairchild 82s were built, four being exported and the remainder operated by Canadian airlines.


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x Pratt & Whitney S3H1 Wasp 9-cylinder radial piston engine, 410kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2869 kg6325 lb
    Empty weight1630 kg3594 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan15.54 m51 ft 0 in
    Length11.25 m37 ft 11 in
    Wing area31.86 m2342.94 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed249 km/h155 mph
    Cruise speed227 km/h141 mph
    Ceiling5335 m17500 ft
    Range1054 km655 miles

Comments
Freddy Pedrique, 15.11.2017

Francisco Marcano, could you please send me your email to ask some questions about your uncle. My email is fpedrique@msn.com
Regards.

Francisco Marcano, 27.04.2017

Today April 23, 2017 is the 80th anniversary of an accident in which my uncle Colonel Jorge Marcano flying a Fairchild 71 over the jungles of the Cuyuni River in southern Venezuela managed to land the plane over the treetops when the fuel was exhausted because of an inadvertent leak. Despite suffering serious injuries, he and the rest of the passengers, except one, survived. Thank you for this beautiful video that allowed me to approach the memory of my dear Uncle Jorge.
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Francisco Marcano, 27.04.2017

Today April 23, 2017 is the 80th anniversary of an accident in which my uncle Colonel Jorge Marcano flying a Fairchild 82 over the jungles of the Cuyuni River in southern Venezuela managed to land the plane over the treetops when the fuel was exhausted because of an inadvertent leak. Despite suffering serious injuries, he and the rest of the passengers, except one, survived. .

Mike Simmonds, 31.12.2015

My mom has been telling me stories of her father Joe Nelson and pilot Dick York and their exploits in Cold Lake Alberta flying the "axel" around the many lakes and hunting lodges up there...does anyone have pics or info of this period of the axel's life

thanks
Mike Simmonds
Oshawa Ont

Ron Reierson, 16.07.2015

In 1949 CF-AXE was owned by Central Northern Airlines and was stationed at Kississing Manitoba. I had the opportunity of flying in that great bush plane with such pilots as Jim Lapinski who later flew helicopters out of Calgary. Hank Parsons who with his brother formed his own flying serviced and Doug Rose who later became chief pilot for Trans air. The 82 was a good airplane and AXE haled a lot of fish out of South Indian Lake.
Ron Reierson
Lanigan sask

J.L. Bradshaw, 31.03.2015

I flew N13934 in 1963/1964 for Abbott Aviation in Challis, Idaho (llJ) The plane was used for Idaho back country flying and was a great short field aircraft. It was powered with a PW r-985. It had a fold up bench along the left side that could seat 8 passengers. The cockpit had a small access door on the left side and the cabin had a large fold up door on the right side that was easy to open or close in flight. Abbott aviation did a lot of flying for the Challis National Forest Service and we dropped smoke jumpers and supplies on many forest fires. We also carried many hunters and fishermen into the back country and had a regular supply route to the many hunting and fishing lodges there. The 71 was a great plane to fly, sort of like a huge super cub. This one was sold to Franks Air Service in Caldwell, Id. in the late 1960's. I have seen picture's of the one in the museum but it doesn't look anything like the one I flew even though they use the same N number/ am other interesting thing about the one I flew as told to me by Paul Abbott is that it was used by Col. Byrd during his expedition to the North Pole. I have many pictures of the airplane as it was when I was flying it if anyone would like to see them just let me know.

Grant Walker, 06.11.2013

The Fairchild 82A shown is CF-AXE. It was flown by Associated Air Taxi, Sea island. It was owned by Herman(Slim) Knights in 1952.I flew on it many times as a boy. Have many photo's of the "AXE" as it was known.

Grant Walker
los Angeles, Ca.
818-761-2172

Harold McNeill, 30.01.2012

To Herb Shaw (post below). I could not find a way to make contact with your regarding your picture of AXL and two people on the pontoons. Could you send a message to my email or phone me at 250-479-7532 in Victoria, BC. I would like to get a copy of the picture. The fellow I flew with on AXL was Hans Vanderflugt (a wonderful, crazy Dutchman who ferried airplanes across the Atlantic in WW 2)

daxiong, 18.06.2011

I could send to you if you are interested. There are two people in the picture. Perhaps one of them is you. One guy is getting his feet wet, and the other is standing on the pontoon.

, 18.06.2011

Fairchild 82
1935

Darrell Frank, 13.11.2010

I Flew the C-82 in Alaska for 6 years with Northern Air Cargo. We operated two of them. N4752C & N4753C. 52C has returned to the Air Force and is now in Dayton, OH at the AF museum. Great Air Craft. I had a lot of fun with it.

Herb Shaw., 24.10.2010

I have a pix of AXL that I could send to you if you are interested. There are two people in the picture. Perhaps one of them is you. One guy is getting his feet wet, and the other is standing on the pontoon.

Herb Shaw., 24.10.2010

I have a pix of AXL that I could send to you if you are interested. There are two people in the picture. Perhaps one of them is you. One guy is getting his feet wet, and the other is standing on the pontoon.

J. E. Miller, 17.10.2010

Fairchild PT-19, PT23, PT-26. I see no info on these aircraft as they were training aircraft used by the United States prior to and during the early part of WWII.

Ralph Addison, 05.04.2010

I worked at Doug Hook's (Fly-In Fishing)Camp on Separation Lake about 70 miles north of Kenora near the Manitoba border and Ontario Central operated this plane serving our camp and many others in the summer of 1952 as I recall. Ralph Addison

JAMES LANDELLS, 31.03.2010

MY FATHER J.D. (DON) LANDELLS OWNED AND OPERATED CF-AXL FROM SEPTEMBER 9,1952 - NOVEMBER 3, 1953. HE FLEW IT AROUND PEERLESS, PRARIE LAKE, AND FAUST WHERE HE HAD A HOME. HE WENT ON TO FLY BELL MODEL 47D1 CF-GSL WITH ASSOCIATED HELICOPTERS IN AKLAVIK APRIL 1954. DON HAD A LONG FLYING CARRER IN CANADA AND IN 1958 WENT TO SANTA MONICA,CA. IN 1961 HE WENT TO PALM SPRINGS TO CHIEF PILOT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY. HE STAYED IN P.S. WE ARE STILL OPERATING BELL 206 SERIES. DON PASSED IN 1986 FROM A CRASH IN THE CLARK MOUNTAINS NEAR LAS VEGAS,NV. I NEED STORIES AND INFO-PLEASE...
JAMES LANDELLS 760-329-6468 LANDELLS AVIATION

Ed Zaruk, 02.11.2009

AXL saw service with Ontario Central Airlines in the late 40's and early 50's. One of the first things Gordie Hollinsworth did was to have it re-engined with a 985 Wasp Jr. This they accomplished by cutting the engine and mounts from an Anson Mk V,and welding it to the 82 frame. With the Anson cowling up front it began to look fairly modern.

Ed Zaruk
Bushpilot Historian
Quesnel, B.C.

Harold McNeill, 17.09.2009

I used to fly CF-AXL, now in the Air Museum in Ottawa and was looking for pictures of the aircraft while it was in service in Canada. I am writing a short article for my family of the time I flew the aircraft around Cold Lake, LacLaBiche and various locations in NE Alberta.

At the time it was the largest aircraft I had flow and we hauled a lot of fish out of various lakes.

Thanks

Harold McNeill
Victoria BC
250-889-1033

Harold McNeill, 17.09.2009

I used to fly CF-AXL, now in the Air Museum in Ottawa and was looking for pictures of the aircraft while it was in service in Canada. I am writing a short article for my family of the time I flew the aircraft around Cold Lake, LacLaBiche and various locations in NE Alberta.

At the time it was the largest aircraft I had flow and we hauled a lot of fish out of various lakes.

Thanks

Harold McNeill
Victoria BC
250-889-1033

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