Gwinn Aircar
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Gwinn Aircar

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Dennis Jaskula, 08.05.2011

My grandfather was one of the people that built this airplane.My parents and I have books and papers all about this airplane.

deaftom, 04.04.2011

The Aircar was hardly the first aircraft with a tricycle landing gear; that goes back at least as far as the 1911 Curtiss Pusher, and there were a few other tricycle-geared aircraft in between.

Howard Freeman, 05.01.2009

The test pilot for the Air Car was Richard K. Benson, my uncle. During one flight he inadvertantly got the Air Car into a spin and at about 10,000 feet and was able to recover at about 1000 feet. Saving the airframe got him a $10,000 reward from Gyinn. As far as my uncle knew at the time the Air Car was the first with tricycle landing gear. I also was told that there was a hidden rudder trim handle under the pilots seat for testing and my Uncle was supicious that Mr. Hawks was unaware of it at the time of the crash.

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