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William Stout was a designer of both aeroplanes and cars. It was he who in fact designed the Ford Trimotor and was the founder of the Stout Metal Airplane Division of the Ford Motor Company. There were four different Stout Skycars: the Skycar I which is still extent to this day in the National Air and Space Museum, the Skycar II which is mentioned below and was indeed subject to a fire, the Skycar III and the Skycar IV. All were different
Power plant 1 x 75 h.p Michigan Rover R-267 pusher engine later supplanted by 1 x 90 h.p Warner Junior
Accommodation 1 pilot + 1 passenger
Span 43'0" Length 24'0"
Max speed 95 mph Cruising speed 80 mph Range 320 miles
|Jim Horn, 02.08.2013|
Looks like the Stout SkyCar at Mettatal Airport, Plymouth Township, Michigan. Stainless Steel, I believe Dad mentioned was used in construction. Burned in a hanger fire.
|Terrence I. Murphy, 22.02.2012|
Never heard of a Stout SC-65? Wait...The Stout Skycar II was evaluated by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) as the "XC-65" light transport. It was destroyed in a hangar fire circa 1942. I'm guessing this is the plane.
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