Transport: Turtle to Batwing

Few months ago the pinwheel brain of U. S. industry's most whimsical and unpredictable inventor threw out another spark. Convinced that what the U. S. needs and wants is a good, low-cost, small plane, mop-haired, 59-year-old William Bushnell Stout decided to re-enter aviation. Already mocked-up last week in his faded yellow Stout Engineering Laboratories in Dearborn, Mich, was a snug two-seater slated for mass production at about $3,000. (Specifications: four cylinder, 75-h.p. motor, 450-mile cruising range, tricycle landing gear, controls so limited that the pilot will not be able to pull the ship...

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