Luscombe 4

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Luscombe 4
Role Civil Ultility Aircraft
Manufacturer Luscombe Aircraft
Designer Donald Arthur Luscombe
First flight 3 October 1937
Number built 6
Unit cost
$3,975
Variants Luscombe Phantom

The Luscombe 4, also known as Luscombe Sprite or Luscombe 90, was a civil utility aircraft produced in small numbers in the United States in the late 1930s.

In 1936, Luscombe designed and began flying a simplified version of the Phantom known as the Luscombe 90, or Model 4. Much of the Phantom's complex compound-curved sheet metal was eliminated in favor of simplified single-curved sheets, and the hand-formed fairings were eliminated. Performance was not impressive.

Specifications: Model 4 (Luscombe 90)[edit]

Data from Aerofiles:Luscombe[1]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 622 lb (282 kg) useful load
  • Length: 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 1 in (9.78 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
  • Gross weight: 1,725 lb (782 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab Junior 5-cyl. air-cooled radialpiston engine, 90 hp (67 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 136 mph (219 km/h; 118 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 120 mph (193 km/h; 104 kn)
  • Range: 580 mi (504 nmi; 933 km)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eckland, E.O. "Luscombe". http://aerofiles.com/_luscom.html. Retrieved 24 October 2014. External link in |website= (help)

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