|Model 41 and Model 42 Foursome|
|First flight||19 November 1927|
The Fairchild Model 41 Foursome was a light aircraft developed in the United States in the late 1920s and produced as the Model 42 Foursome. It was a conventional high-wing, strut-braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The pilot and three passengers were seated within a fully enclosed cabin, and the aircraft generally resembled a scaled-down version of Fairchild's successful FC-2 design. Two prototypes were built as the Model 41 and Model 41A leading to the Model 42 production version which was built in a small series. This production version differed from the prototypes in having a redesigned, strut-braced empennage in place of the wire-braced unit of the earlier aircraft, and a more powerful version of the Wright Whirlwind powerplant.
- Model 41 Foursome
- First prototype four seat cabin monoplane, powered by a 220 hp (160 kW) Wright J-5, one built
- Model 41A Foursome
- Second prototype four seat cabin monoplane, powered by a 300 hp (220 kW) Wright J-5, one built.
- Model 42 Foursome
- Production four seat cabin monoplane, powered by 330 hp (250 kW) Wright J-6 engines, six built and two converted from the 41 and 41A.
Specifications (Model 42)
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 3 passengers
- Length: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)
- Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.86 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-6, 330 hp (246 kW)
- Maximum speed: 130 mph (210 km/h)
- Range: 700 miles (1,130 km)
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