AERONAUTICS: Small Plane

Peculiar was the trifling 600-lb. plane tested at Akron, Ohio, last week by Vearne Clifton Babcock, designer. Wings taper from narrow tips to broad bases at the fuselage. The fuselage is slim, rudder and stabilizers small. The motor is a 65 h. p. midget radial, built by the Le Blond Aircraft Engine Corp. of Cincinnati. At the machine's centre of gravity is the cockpit with two seats side by side. That location of the cockpit helps maneuver the machine, Designer Babcock found in his tests. The plane has a 100 m. p. h.

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