A promising sports plane that at the time Luscombe could see no future for. The tail, wings and engine mounting were all from the Luscombe 8. The sole model,pictured above, was destroyed in 1948 apparently for tax reasons.
Power plant 1 x 65 h.p. Continental A65
Span 26'6" Length 17'9"
|Shirley Strasberger, 21.04.2013|
I learned to fly about 1949. Do you have any pictures of this airplane?
|Dick Lo, 27.07.2011|
In my log book. Lost at night! Both wing-butt gages pegging empty, the Ford rotor gage behind my head dipping and showing "0" for empty. Had'nt the slights idea which way to turn for BOW! 9-24-49 2258-K Cont.65.
|M. W. Collier, 07.12.2010|
I soloed in a Luscombe 8A (NC25236) in 1946 on my 16th birthday, received my Private license in that same Luscombe 8A on my 17th birthday, and as a young flight instructor, I taught many to fly in Luscombes.
Luscombes had a repartition as being difficult to land. Not so!
The story I was given by the then ”Don Luscombe Historical Foundation” was the Model 10 was destroyed as a requirement when Luscombe filed for bankruptcy. Don't know why but that is the story they told me. What a prize it would be to have a flyable Model 10 today.
More Trivia: I tracked down NC25236 and flew it once again on the 50th anniversary of my solo flight.
|Dan McGrew, 15.07.2010|
In the late 1940's, I delivered Luscombs (among others) to dealers all over the US.. I saw the Model 10 at the plant in Garland TX.. I cried when I learned it was destroyed..
YES, I WANT TO BUILD AN RC MODEL OF IT. YOUR LNK SAID YOU HAD TECH SHEETS AND DEV. INFO. WHERE IS IT
|j wright, 08.08.2009|
the model 10 was scraped by the luscombe co. on purpose what a pity!
built a 1/4 scale r/c aircraft a few years ago ....have over 25 years of accumulate info on this great before building the model of this aircraf ........It was not destroyed in a taxiing accident.... bob
|Max Kohnke, 28.06.2008|
This is one of the coolest little planes to never see production. The story I heard was that is was destroyed in a taxiing accident.