Hall Air Yacht

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Hall Air Yacht
Role 2-seat flying-boat
National origin United States
Manufacturer Charles Ward Hall Inc.
Designer Charles Ward Hall
First flight 1923
Status registration cancelled in May 1930.
Number built 1

The Hall Air Yacht was a 2-seat, tandem, sesquiplane, flying boat, designed and built in the United States in 1923. The Air Yacht was Charles Ward Hall's first attempt at building an aircraft with his company Charles Ward Hall Inc. of Mamaroneck NY. Hall, (not to be confused with Charles Martin Hall, founder of Alcoa), and his later company Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corp. would pioneer the manufacturing processes for riveted Aluminium / Aluminium Alloy aircraft structures.


Specifications (Air Yacht)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger / payload 440 lb (199.6 kg)
  • Length: 25 ft 1 in (7.65 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
  • Wing area: 194 sq ft (18.0 m2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright L-4 Gale 3-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 60 hp (45 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 75 mph (121 km/h; 65 kn)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eckland, K.O. (15 August 2008). "American airplanes: H". Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 13 November 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Johnson, E.R. (2009). American flying boats and amphibious aircraft : an illustrated history. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0786439744.
  • Crouch, Tom D. (2004). Wings : a history of aviation from kites to the space age (1st ed.). Washington: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. ISBN 978-0393326208.

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