|National origin||United States of America|
|Manufacturer||Clyde V. Cessna Aircraft Company|
The Cessna CR-1 was a short-lived air racer that was part of the CR series of Cessna Racers
Design and development
The aircraft was a mid-wing open cockpit taildragger using a fabric covered wooden wing structure. The landing gear was manually retractable into the fuselage.
The aircraft was tested by Eldon Cessna. The one and only flight required a 100 mph launch speed, and 130 mph approach speed to keep the aircraft controllable.
After the sole test flight, the CR-1 was grounded and redesigned as the Cessna CR-2.
Specifications (Cessna CR-1)
Data from Sport Aviation
- Capacity: 1
- Length: 12 ft (3.7 m)
- Wingspan: 16 ft (4.9 m)
- Wing area: 40 sq ft (3.7 m2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab 422 radial, 110 hp (82 kW)
- "The Cessna CR-1 and CR-2 Racers". Sport Aviation. April 1958.
- "Clyde Cessna's budget racer". Retrieved 27 April 2011.