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Irwin Meteorplane M-T-2

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William, wrhill34833=live.com, 04.06.2011

After looking at 2 small photos of Meteorplanes I became interested in aircraft that could take a working stiff of that era into the air. About 30 years ago I located a partially completed one with the plans rolled in the cockpit. Since it was somewhat pre-fab they are not too detailed. I copied them to add to my colection.To me it was a great find. Bill Hill

Howard Chapman, obnox=cruzio.com, 18.02.2011

Jack Irwin started this in Sacramento, Ca. and moved to the then Watsonville airport (the old one that became a blimp base during WWII). He closed up shop (mid-thirties)when the CAA insisted he change the control hinging from the over & under leather straps to metal hinges which the structure wouldn't take as it was. I think it was his personal airframe and engine that was taken to Bolinas and refurbished and displayed at the Watsonville airshow. Talk about your basic airplane - there was absolutely nothing on it that wasn't essential to get it and one people off the ground. From some of the correspondence I salvaged from the scatter in an old shed if a person was too heavy or the air too thin the Meteormotor would not do the job. Both Jack and his wife were small light people.

David Cash, dcash=discover-net.net, 17.03.2009

This aircraft was in a Sport Aviation article about it's designer back in the 1970's. The airplane itself was a homebuilt design from maybe the 1920's or '30's. If I rememaber correctly it was either sold as a kit or plans and not a one-off design.

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