Friday, May 1, 2009
LUSCOMBE 11-A “SEDAN”
|STANDARD DATA:Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,280. Empty wt. 1,280. Fuel capacity 42. Engine 165-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 145. Cruise mph 130. Landing mph 58. Initial climb rate 900. Range 500. Ceiling 17,000. Takeoff run 800. Landing roll 500.
In 1948, the four-place, 165-hp Luscombe Silvaire II-A Sedan was introduced and then discontinued the following year. The II-A was essentially a four-seat redevelopment of Luscombe’s Model 8 with a deeper fuselage. Constructed of all-metal, the Sedan can be used to carry cargo. The rear seats are removable, and tie down straps are provided to hold a maximum 600 pounds of cargo in place. The Sedan was manufactured in only limited numbers both under Luscombe and Temco Aircraft Corp., the company that purchased Luscombe in 1948.