ACE Aircraft Falcon

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Falcon
Role
Manufacturer ACE Air-Craft (Air-Craft Corporation of America)
Designer Orin Moore Welch
Unit cost
$995 in 1931
Variants Welch OW-5M

The ACE Aircraft Falcon Cabin Coupe was a light low cost aircraft built during the great depression.


Design[edit]

The Falcon is a two-place, srut-braced high-wing conventional geared aircraft. The fuselage is constructed of welded steel tubing and fabric covering. The engine was a 42 hp two cylinder model made by ACE. A Continental A-40 could be purchased for an extra $200.[1]

Specifications (Falcon)[edit]

Data from Popular aviation

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft (11 m)
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × ACE 2 Cylinder horizontally opposed, 42 hp (31 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 71 kn; 132 km/h (82 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 65 kn; 121 km/h (75 mph)
  • Minimum control speed: 24 kn; 45 km/h (28 mph)
Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popular Aeronautics: 70. February 1932.