Acme Sportsman

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Acme Sportsman
Role Sportsplane
Manufacturer Acme Aircraft
Designer Edward Stalker[1]
First flight 2 October 1929[1]
Number built 2[1]

The Acme Sportsman was a two-seat parasol wing sportsplane built in the United States in 1928 by Acme Aircraft Corporation, a company from Rockford, Illinois. It was of conventional taildragger configuration with open cockpits in tandem and folding wings. It was designed by Edward Stalker of the University of Michigan.[1]


Acme Model 21 Sportsman
Production aircraft powered by Velie M-5 engines[1]
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One aircraft re-engined with a 100hp Kinner K-5[1]
The other aircraft re-engined with a 45hp Szekely SR-5[1]

Specifications (Sportsman model 21)[edit]

Data from Aerofiles Aa - Ak[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 22 ft 11 in (6.99 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Velie M-5 , 55 hp (41 kW)


See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Eckland, K.O. (2 May 2009). "Aircraft Ab - Ak". Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.