No. 2979. Campbell F (X280Y c/n 2)
Source unknown, via J.E. Leeuw

Campbell F

07/31/2012. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This aircraft was designed by Hayden S. Campbell, and was about the fourteenth important small low-priced aeroplane which had been designed to the Bureau of Air Commerce's call for tenders. The aircraft was produced in 1935 at the newly formed Campbell Aircraft Company at 526 North 2 Street, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. The aircraft was damaged in a demonstration flight and never repaired. In this photo of the simple cabin, the wing flap control (1) and the nose wheel adjustment lever (2) are shown. Below the entry in the 1937 edition of Jane's All the World's Aircraft.

TYPE. Two-seat light cabin monoplane.
WINGS. Mid-wing cantilever monoplane in one piece. Structure is of metal multi-cellular construction, the smooth metal skin being further reinforced with longitudinal stringers. Center portion of wing supports engine, cabin, tail-booms and undercarriage.
NACELLE. Egg-shaped structure of light alloy construction with cabin in the nose and the engine enclosed in the after end.
TAIL UNIT. Monoplane type with twin fins and rudders carried on two monocoque metal tail-booms. The booms are readily detachable from the main spar of the wing. Tail surfaces are metal framed.
UNDERCARRIAGE. Three-wheeled type. Two main wheels are each sprung by two Bendix shock-absorber struts which are rigidly braced to the wing structure. Steerable front wheel below the nose of the nacelle, also with Bendix shock-absorber strut. 15 in (38 cm) travel on main struts, 10 in (25 cm) on nose strut. Wheel brakes on main wheels.
POWERPLANT. A converted Ford V-8 eight-cylinder water-cooled V-engine developing 100 hp at 3,800 rpm. Engine mounted direct onto wing on four rubber bushings and drives pusher airscrew through 2 : 1 reduction gear and 30 in (76 cm) extension shaft integral with the engine. Water radiator mounted on brackets attached to the engine. Entire engine unit can be removed by undoing four holding-down bolts and fuel lines.
ACCOMMODATION. Enclosed accommodation for two side-by-side in nose of nacelle with direct access from ground through door on starboard side.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS. No figures available.
PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed 120 mph (192 kmh), Cruising speed 100 mph (160 kmh), Landing speed (normal load) 45 mph (72 kmh), Initial rate of climb 580 ft/min (177 m/min)."

Created October 8, 2003