Curtiss-Wright Junior

Curtiss-Wright Junior

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior, originally named the Curtiss-Robertson CR-1 Skeeter was a light sports aircraft produced in the United States in the 1930s. Designed as a minimalist, affordable aircraft, the Junior was marketed as "built to sell for the price of an automobile in the medium price class."[1] Curtiss-Robertson's plans to produce such an aircraft were driven by the imminent arrival of the Aeronca C-2 and American Eagle Eaglet on the market. Hoping to compete in the same class, the company purchased the rights to the Snyder Buzzard but soon discovered that it simply could not be made to perform well enough. To replace it, the Skeeter was produced as an all-new design that retained the Buzzard's basic configuration. The aircraft featured a fuselage of square cross-section made from steel tube and covered in fabric. The top of the fuselage was left open, to create an open cockpit for the pilot and a passenger sitting in tandem. The tiny pusher engine was mounted atop a parasol wing. Undercarriage was of the fixed, tailwheel type.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136773651
  • 9786136773650