San Fransisco Inventor Constructs New, Light, All-Metal Monoplane with Slow Landinding Speed
New all-metal monoplane invented by H.V. Thaden, of San Francisco, California, USA. It is a high wing cabin monoplane with a fuselage of corrugated duraluminum in which there is only transverse bracing, not logitudunal trussing or bracing being carried aft of the engine mount. The powerplant gives the plane a high speed of slightly over 140 mph. The landing speed is approximately 45 mph. The plane weighs but 2,900 lb, although its useful load capacity is 2,200 lb. It takes off rapidly, climbs quickly and shows remarkable stability in the air.