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Fairchild 21
Role Two-seat touring monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Fairchild Aircraft
First flight 1928
Number built 2

The Fairchild 21 was a 1920s American two-seat monoplane designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft.[1][2]

Design and development

The Fairchild 21 was a low-wing braced monoplane with an two open cockpits and powered by a 80hp (60kW) Armstrong Siddeley Genet radial piston engine.[1] It was of mixed construction and had a fixed tailwheel landing gear and was fitted with dual controls.[1]

Specifications

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 3 in (8.61 m)
  • Wing area: 139 sq ft (12.9 m2)
  • Empty weight: 755 lb (342 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,250 lb (567 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Armstrong Siddeley Genet 5-cylinder radial piston engine, 80 hp (60 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 105 mph (169 km/h; 91 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 90 mph (78 kn; 140 km/h)
  • Range: 425 mi (369 nmi; 684 km)
  • Service ceiling: 9,440 ft (2,877 m)

References

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 1640
  2. ^ "American airplanes - Cessna". www.aerofiles.com. 4 April 2009. http://www.aerofiles.com/_cessna.html. Retrieved 2009-12-29.  

Bibliography

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.  

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