Saturday, August 1, 2009

AMERICAN EAGLE


1925



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.



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