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Old Oct 25, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Bellanca Cruisemaster

A nice-looking ship and definitely not your regular spam can!

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Old Oct 27, 2013, 02:53 PM
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There are a couple of interesting drawings at: http://www.firelightgroups.com/airplane3views/

I like this aircraft, too! Last aircraft I worked on was Viking 300, a tri-geared, up engined variant of the 1970's. Not too bad for a 1930's design!
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 02:05 PM
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from wikipedia: The Bellanca 14-13 Cruisair Senior and its successors are a family of light aircraft that were manufactured in the United States by AviaBellanca Aircraft after World War II. They were a follow-on to the pre-war Bellanca 14-7 and its derivatives.

A higher performance design revision was granted FAA approval as the 14-19 Cruisemaster on September 26, 1949.[2] The new model featured structural upgrades, a 190 hp (142 kW) Lycoming O435-A engine, an increased gross weight of 2,600 lb (1,179 kg), hydraulically operated landing gear and flaps, and a deluxe interior. 99 of these airplanes were produced between 1949 and 1951. Externally, a near-look-alike to the earlier models, this version was distinguished by its larger, oval-shaped endplates.[3] All production ceased in 1956 as Bellanca wound up its operation





General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 21 ft 4 in (6.5 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 2 in (10.42 m)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Gross weight: 2,150 lb (975 kg)
Powerplant: 1 Franklin 6A4-150-B3, 150 hp (112 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 165 mph (266 km/h)
Range: 600 miles (970 km)
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,900 m)
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 09:37 PM
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FYI....I owned a 1946 Bellanca Cruisar 14-13-2

Bought it with 1200 HRs TTAF for 12 grand and it was a single owner plane (A and P mechanic) and I sold it a15 years back ...worst mistake of my life. Best 4 place bar none! 1200lbs empty...4 place..retractable gear...Frankin 180Hp Aircooled motor with Aeromatic centripital prop. Sol

Glide ratio of over 12 to 1 and had a Vne of 210.

Man I miss that AC.

Cruised at 165 and had a useful load of over 1000lbs and was very aerobatic.Incredible what Giuseeppe Bellanca designed. Still has the weight to lift ratio. I miss you N 86845!
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 10:48 PM
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My flying buddy, Stew Meyers, owned one for years. Sold it about 7 years ago.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 11:51 PM
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Mine was a Divorce Sale.....DOH...

Just had completed the Cleveland Hydraulic Brakes conversion and tossed out the old Narco Mk12's for a decent panel.

The 14-13-2 was actually more aerobatic than the 14-19 and I saw mine in Trade a Plane the second it hit the stands-crapped my pants and bought it sight unseen cause 1200 TTAF over a period of 43 years with all the AD's complied with owned by an airframe and powerplant mechanic was a no brainer . The fabric maule tested out at 100 percent and it had a 30 yo Orange and white Paint Job. Larry D'Attilio and I were flying out of Racine WI (he was PIC and he ground looped it when he popped the rear wheel off the ground in a strong cross wind and damaged the prop(he had to shell out 7K to find an aeromatic prop). The engine checked out ok-no crank damage and Larry died the next year when he crashed his Super Viking.

The annuals were a killer and now I have an Arion Lightning-which is a Light Sport AC. No 3rd class Airmens cert and being experimental the annuals are a fraction of that.

The lightning is just as fast...looks like a Lancair.
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