Saturday, August 1, 2009
ALL AMERICAN “ENSIGN”
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,150. Empty wt. 900. Engine 85-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 125. Cruise mph 112. Initial climb rate 700. Ceiling 14,000. Range 400.
All American Aircraft, Inc., originally specialized in subcontract work but eventually designed and built the two-place Ensign. The plane subsequently took to the air for the first time in 1945. The original plans called for engines ranging from 85 to 125 hp. Seating was side-by-side fashion under an unusually large, blown plexiglass canopy on the prototype. Full dual controls were optional. The Ensign was of all-metal construction with a semi-monocoque fuselage with low wings and fixed landing gear.