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Sioux Coupe 90

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Kari-Keen Sioux Coupe 60, N244K
 
The Kari-Keen 90 Sioux coupe was designed by Swen Swanson and is a two-seat side by side high-wing monoplane with conventional landing gear. The wing is fully cantilevered, with skylights built in. The fuel tank sits above the pilot's head and is part of the leading edge. Ole Fahlin built all the propellers and test flew the aircraft.
 
Production of the Sioux coupe began in 1929. The first model, the Kari-Keen 60 Sioux Coup, featured a 60 hp (45 kW) Veile M-5 engine. 22 aircraft were built without a type certificate.
 
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Coupe 90-A
 
In 1930, six more model 90s were built with a type certificate. The price was US$3,365 in 1930.
 
In 1931, the Sioux Aircraft Corporation bought the company assets, changing the name of the Kari-Keen 90 into the Sioux Coupe 90.
 
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1931 Kari-Keen Coupe built by Sioux Aircraft Corp
 
Production of the Sioux coupe ended on 1 August 1933.
 
 
Variants:
Kari-Keen 60 Sioux coupe
First flight 1929. 22 built
Sioux Coupe 90
Lambert R-266 radial engine 90hp.
First flight 1930. 6 built
Sioux Coupe 90A
powered with a 90 hp Brownback Tiger
First flight 1933. 1 built
Sioux Coupe 90B Junior
powered with a 90 hp Warner Scarab Junior - One built
First flight 1931.
Sioux Coupe 90C Senior
powered with a 110 hp Warner Scarab - One built
First flight 1931.
 
Specifications:
 
Kari-Keen 90-C Sioux coupe
Engine: 1 × Warner Scarab Radial, 110 hp (82 kW)
Propeller: 2-bladed Ole Fahlin
Wing area: 150 sq ft (14 m2)
Airfoil: Eieffel 385
Gross weight: 1,580 lb (717 kg)
Fuel capacity: 25 US gallons (95 l; 21 imp gal)
Cruise speed: 66 kn; 122 km/h (76 mph)
Crew: one
Capacity: one passenger

 

 

 

 
 
 


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