Cunningham-Hall GA-36

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GA-36
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Role Military training monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation
Designer Randolph Hall
First flight 1934 (GA-21M)
1936 (GA-36)
Number built 1

The Cunningham-Hall GA-36 is an American two-seat monoplane modified from the GA-21M for the Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition.

Design and development[edit]

The GA-21M was a two-seat low-wing monoplane designed and built in 1934 powered by a 145 hp (108 kW) Warner Super Scarab radial piston engine.[1] An all-metal aircraft it had a fixed conventional landing gear with a tailwheel.[1] In 1935 the aircraft was rebuilt as the GA-36 for the Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition first flying on 2 January 1936.[1][2] Part of the rebuild was a change from side-by-side to tandem seating and modified landing gear.[2]

No further aircraft were built and failing to find a buyer it was sold in 1941 (advertised for $2,950). It was stripped of major components and dumped until the 1980s when it was recovered for preservation and public display.[2]

Specifications (GA-21M)[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 775 lb (352 kg)
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Super Scarab 7-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 150 hp (110 kW)

Performance

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, p. 1216
  2. ^ a b c "American airplanes - Cu - Cy". www.aerofiles.com. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  3. ^ Eckland, K.O. "Aircraft of North America 1903 - 2003". Aerofiles. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.