JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 2722. Convair 118 ConvairCar (NX90850)
Photograph from Convair, taken over San Diego, California, USA, November 1947, by Ben Ross
06/18/2003. This is a re-engined development of the Model 116, designed as well by Theodore P. Hall. A 25,5 hp Crosly engine is in the rear, powering the plastic-bodied 4-seat car and a 190 hp Lycoming O-435C built on the 34,5 ft wing for flying. Pilot Reuben Snodgrass flew it for the first time on November 1, 1947 but the prototype crashed within 3 weeks due to fuel starvation. Using the same wing and another car body it flew again on January 29, 1948 piloted by W.G. Griswold. Both machines used the same registration.
Created June 18, 2003