Engineers Aircraft Corporation EAC-1

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EAC-1
Role Sport parasol
National origin United States of America
Manufacturer Engineers Aircraft Corporation
Introduction 1930

The EAC-1 is a folding-parasol wing aircraft developed by the Engineers Aircraft Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The EAC-1 was designed to be a low-cost sport aircraft for casual use, that could be stored in a space as small as 20 by 11 feet long.[2]

The aircraft has conventional landing gear, an open cockpit, strut braces and a parasol wing with swept sections. The fuselage is welded steel tubing with doped aircraft fabric covering.[3][4]

Specifications (EAC-1)[edit]

Data from Popular Aviation

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Wingspan: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright Gipsy , 90 hp (67 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 104 kn; 193 km/h (120 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 87 kn; 161 km/h (100 mph)
  • Stall speed: 39 kn; 72 km/h (45 mph)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Mondey. The complete illustrated encyclopedia of the world's aircraft. 
  2. ^ Popular Aviation: 16. September 1930. 
  3. ^ Automotive industries, the automobile. 1930. 
  4. ^ Fred F. Marshall. Airway age, Volume 11, Part 2.