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|Terrence I. Murphy, 19.02.2012|
The prototype was tested at Muroc Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert (today the site of Edwards Air Force Base), with test pilot Eddie Bellande in the cockpit. The tests were generally very successful. The aircraft's speed was described as 'approximately 25% better than any other design of like power and capacity', and flight characteristics were normal. The test flights were completed in September 1930, and no further information is available on what happened to the prototype.
Length: 20 ft
Height: 5 ft
Gross weight: 1,100 lbs
Powerplant: original engine: Menasco 4 cylinder, 90 hp then a British Cirrus
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From the page on Northrop N-1M:
In 1929 John Northrop designed and developed a two-seat single-engine aircraft which was basically a flying wing with two slim booms supporting the tail unit. The aircraft, built by Northrop's newly formed Avion Corporation (later the Northrop Aircraft Corporation) was powered by a 67kW Menasco engine, initially driving a pusher propeller but modified later to tractor configuration.
|THE WHO, 25.03.2008|
THIS WILL BE THE SUCESSER TO ALL FLYING-WING AIRCRAFT.
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