Brown B-1 Racer
The Brown B-1 Racer was an American-built small monoplane racing aircraft of the 1930s.
|Brown B-1 Racer|
|The B-1 Racer as restored postwar on display in the Wings over Miami aviation museum at Tamiami Airport, near Miami|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Brown Aircraft Co.|
|Status||preserved in a museum|
|Primary user||racing pilots|
The B-1 was designed by Dean Holloway and was intended for competitive flying at the hands of Ralph Bushey. The diminutive aircraft was a low-winged monoplane with an open single-person cockpit and a fixed tail-skid undercarriage.
Ralph Bushey raced the aircraft NR83Y in several prewar competitions in the United States, but the aircraft was damaged in a crash after the engine fell out whilst racing. It was rebuilt in 1947 with a removable closed cabin and powered by an 85 hp (63 kW) Continental C-85 engine.
The aircraft continued to compete as a "midget racer", named Suzie Jayne.
The B-1 was withdrawn from flying in the late 1940s and is currently owned by the Wings Over Miami aircraft museum and on public display at their exhibition hangar at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport near Miami, Florida.
Specifications (as rebuilt in 1947)
Data from Aerofiles.com
- Crew: 1
- Length: 16 ft 0 in (4.88 m)
- Wingspan: 18 ft 9 in (5.72 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental C-85, 85 hp (63 kW)
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