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The Curtiss CA-1 (sometimes known as the Commuter or the Courtney Amphibian) was an American five-seat biplane amphibian designed by Frank Courtney and built by Curtiss-Wright at St Louis, Missouri.
Design and development
Designed by the British test pilot Frank Courtney, the CA-1 was a five-seat amphibian. The CA-1 was powered by a 365 hp (272 kW) Wright 975E-1 radial, cowled and fitted into the leading edge of the top wing driving - through an extension shaft - a pusher propeller. It had a tricycle amphibian landing gear and an enclosed cabin for the pilot and passengers. Only three aircraft were built and they were all sold in Japan, designated LXC by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.
Data from 
- Crew: one
- Capacity: four passengers
240 lb (110 kg) baggage
- Length: 31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)
- Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright 975E-1 radial, 365 hp (272 kW)
- Maximum speed: 151 mph (243 km/h; 131 kn)
- Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h; 109 kn)
- Stall speed: 60 mph (97 km/h; 52 kn)
- Range: 550 mi (478 nmi; 885 km)
- Orbis 1985, p. 1279
- "American airplanes - Curtiss-hypehnates". www.aerofiles.com. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- Flight 1934 p821
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