About the Taylorcraft Model B

Although the Model A was a great success in the 1930’s with its 40 hp engine, the later 65hp Model B version was sold as fast as they were made. Several hundred of these fine airplanes were manufactured, and the basic design continued into WWII as the Taylorcraft L-2, which was part of the military’s “Grass Hopper Fleet”.

Gift of Bud Swanson, and restored by Port Townsend Aero Museum.

EngineContinental 65 hp
Empty Weight640 lbs
Cruise Speed95 mph
Landing Speed38 mph