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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.
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 (109 kn; 201 km/h)
- Stall speed: 60 mph (52 kn; 97 km/h)
- Range: 550 mi (478 nmi; 885 km)
- Related lists
- 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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