1931 Curtiss–Wright “Junior”
At least 270 of these “homely” looking little airplanes were built in 1931. As word got around about how much fun they were to fly, people continued to buy them. The “Junior” was one of the best selling airplanes during the Thirties because they were good flyers and cheap to buy and operate.
With a stall speed of 30 mph and roly–poly tires, one could land this airplane anywhere and stop in 150ft.
Engine – Continental 65 hp
Empty Weight – 580 lbs
Cruise Speed – 60 mph
Stall Speed – 30 mph.
Original examples are now very rare, resulting in a few replicas being built, such as this one. Originals had a Szekely engine, known to be very shaky.
Gift of Max Friebel.