Single example of a Liberty-powered biplane built for an attempt at a non-stop flight across the USA.
| ENGINE||1 x Liberty, 295kW|
| Take-off weight||4354 kg||9599 lb|
| Empty weight||2177 kg||4799 lb|
| Wingspan||17.0 m||56 ft 9 in|
| Length||11.2 m||37 ft 9 in|
| Height||3.7 m||12 ft 2 in|
| Max. speed||193 km/h||120 mph|
| Cruise speed||137 km/h||85 mph|
| Range w/max.fuel||4345 km||2700 miles|
|Terry, e-mail, 02.01.2010 01:29|
Useful load is a number made up by bureaucrats for performance matches the published numbers. Useful load in those days was whatever you could pack in and not bend it.
|Ernie, e-mail, 04.02.2008 00:37|
This plane is reportedly the first to fly with a useful load exceeding it's own weight. Any idea what the useful load was?
Do you have any comments?
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