Flown by Dayton-Wright test pilot Bernard L. Whelan, and accompanied by three mechanics as passengers, the Aerial Coupe reached a record altitude of 19,710 (6,008 m) after a 2 hr 31 min flight over USAAC Test Center at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, on May 22, 1921.
Whelan and Howard Rinehart (another company test pilot) formed the Rinehart-Whelan Company at Moraine City, Ohio, and acquired the Aerial Coupe in 1923, a year later it was sold to John Montijo of Long Beach, California, and parts were used to rebuild a Hall-Scott L-6.
Span: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
Length: 29 ft 9 in (9.07 m)
Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Wing area: 534 sq.ft (49.6 sq.m)
Weight empty: 1,450 lb (658 kg)
Loaded weight: 2,492 lb (1,130 kg)
Max speed: 95 mph (153 kmh)
Range: 500 mls (805 km)