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Curtiss-Stinson Special
 
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Katherine Stinson in the cockpit of her Curtiss-Stinson Special
 
The Curtiss-Stinson Special was built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, especially for Katherine Stinson. It was a single-place, single-engine, two-bay biplane intended for exhibition flights.
 
The Special used the fuselage of a Model 10 Speed Scout fighter, new wings, and the tail surfaces of the JN-4 “Jenny.” It was powered by a water-cooled, normally-aspirated, 567.45-cubic-inch-displacement (9.299 liters) Curtiss OXX-6 single-overhead-camshaft (SOHC) 90° V-8 engine, rated at 100 horsepower at 1,400 r.p.m.
 
Stinson flew between North Island and the Presidio, a straight line distance at 461 miles (742 km).
 
A replica of this one-of-a-kind airplane is in the Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
 
 
 
 


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