Monday, March 15, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 1. Gross wt. 1,830. Engine 150-hp Franklin.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 175. Cruise mph 160. Initial climb rate 800. Range 512.
The Culver NR-D was initially a radio-controlled target airplane intended to simulate enemy attacks. Its design was derived from that of the Culver Cadet. A unique feature in comparison to other target planes was that it was built with a single-seat cockpit and could be flown manually. When the surplus planes became available to private owners, the cockpit made the conversion to conventional private use very easy. The radio controlled equipment was removed, and the interiors were refinished.