Saturday, August 1, 2009
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 3. Gross wt. 2,057. Empty wt. 1,227. Engine 90-hp Curtiss eight-cylinder, water-cooled. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 101. Cruise mph 85. Landing mph 30. Initial Climb Rate 575. Range 425. Ceiling 12,000. |
The American Eagle Aircraft Corporation was established in 1925. Its president was E.E. Porterfield, who later founded the Porterfield Aircraft Corp. The American Eagle open-cockpit, three-seat biplane was powered by a 90-hp, water-cooled Curtiss engine; its radiator was fitted under the fuselage and featured adjustable shutters. A later model of the biplane was powered by a 100-hp Kinner five-cylinder aircooled radial engine. The three occupants are seated with one in the rear seat and two side-by-side in the front seat. Its construction made use of wooden wings and a steel-tube fuselage. It originally sold for $2,995.