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HISTORY

  • Fleet Aircraft, name after Reuben H. Fleet, bought the rights to the trainer aircraft in 1928 that had been produced by Consolidated Aircraft (the latter bought Fleet back later and made it a division). Fleet Aircraft operated in Canada from 1928 to 1957.  Its initial production was the Fleet Model 1, based on the Consolidated Model 14 Husky Junior, which spawned many derivative models.
  • It was a two-seat trainer aircraft with standard, staggered wing biplane design. It was a steel-tube construction with an fabric covering over the entire aircraft.  During its production run, 203 were manufactured in Canada and the United States.  Model were producted for the civil market, but a few were purchased by the U.S. military in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Derivative models like the Model 2 only differed in the powerplant. It was the model made famous by stunt Pilot Paul Mantz who flew it for a record-breaking number of outside loops.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Static Display
Manufacturer: Fleet Aircraft
Year: 1929
Model: Model 2
Registration Number: NC617F
Serial Number: 193
Crew: 2
Max T/O Weight: 1,575 lbs.
Span: 28 ft. 0 in.
Length: 20 ft. 9 in.
Height: 7 ft. 10 in.
Maximum Speed: 105 mph
Cruise Speed: 90 mph
Rate of Climb: 730 ft/min
Power Plant: 1, 100-hp Kinner K-5 series, 5-clyinder radial engine
Range: 350
Service Ceiling: 12,200 ft.
Armament: None

 

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