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|A three-view drawing (800 x 831)|
| ENGINE||1 x 75 hp Curtiss V-8|
| Take-off weight||715 kg||1576 lb|
| Empty weight||420 kg||926 lb|
| Wingspan||11.28 m||37 ft 0 in|
| Length||8.71 m||29 ft 7 in|
| Height||2.69 m||9 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||26.57 m2||286.00 sq ft|
| Max. speed||97 km/h||60 mph|
|Kevin Fields, e-mail, 01.02.2017 05:16|
The original designation was Curtiss Hydroplane. When the US Navy adopted it, it was designated A-1. It developed the nickname "Triad" because it was amphibious (land, sea, air). Curtiss later retroactively designated it Model E.
|Terrence Murphy, e-mail, 01.03.2014 23:52|
As always with Curtiss aircraft, it's very hard to keep track of all the various designations. This airplane has been referred to at various times as the: Curtiss Hydroplane,"Triad" hydroaeroplane, Model E, and the A-1.
|Jim Lally, e-mail, 09.01.2012 21:21|
In flight video of the A-1 can be accessed on YouTube search, enter JFL9180
The A-1reproduction from the Curtiss Restoration Shop was powered by an original Curtiss 90hp overhead valve, water-cooled V-8 engine. You can also see flight of the 1914 America,the world's first multi-engine flying boat.
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