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Nicholas-Beazley NB-8 / NB-8G / NG-8G / NM-8G




The NB-8 was a light parasol wing monoplane designed by Tom Kirkup and built by the Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company at its factory in Marshall, Missouri. The first of 58 examples flew in 1931, and most are powered by the Armstrong-Siddeley Genet Mark II engine of 80 hp (60 kW). Initially a 36 hp Aeronca two-cylinder engine powered the aircraft, subsequently a 45 hp Szekely engine was fitted, while the final choice was an 80 hp Armstrong Siddeley Genet Mk.II. Some were later fitted with the 80 hp (60 kW) Lambert engine.

The aircraft has a high strut-mounted parasol wing that can be folded to reduce hangarage space required and to permit towing by road. The two crew seats are arranged side-by-side. Initially the cockpit was open, but some examples later had an enclosure fitted.

The NB-8G was advertised for sale at $1,790. The 'G' in the designation originally indicated installation of the A-W Genet radial engine. It was fully aerobatic. 58 examples were purchased, mainly by private pilot owners in the United States. Production ceased in 1935. The 58 aircraft of the type produced were: 1 NB-8, 54 NB-8G's, 1 NG-8G, and 2 NM-8G's.




Six examples were still extant in 2009, with at least two being fully airworthy. Examples of these can be viewed at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome museum in New York State, and the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum at Creve Coeur airfield near St Louis Missouri.


N576Y (cn K-18) 1931-built single-seat parasol-winged light aircraft maintained
airworthy at Old Rhinebeck. The aircraft is exhibited with its wings folded.




Engine: 1 × Armstrong-Siddeley Genet II, 80 hp (60 kW)
Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Length: 20 ft 3 in (6.17 m)
Useful load: 493 lb (224 kg)
Maximum speed: 110 mph (177 km/h)
Cruise speed: 83 mph
Stall speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)
Range: 400 miles (644 km)
Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
Seats: 2


Registr.     Type        c/n
NC436V     NB-8       K-1
NC502Y     NB-8G    K-2
NC517Y     NM-8G    K-3
NC525Y     NB-8G    K-4
NC524Y     NB-8G    K-5
NC541Y     NB-8G    K-6
NC542Y     NB-8G    K-7
NC543Y     NB-8G    K-8
NC544Y     NB-8G    K-9
NC545Y     NB-8G    K-10
NC558Y     NB-8G    K-11
NC559Y     NB-8G    K-12
NC560Y     NB-8G    K-13
NC561Y     NB-8G    K-14
NC562Y     NB-8G    K-15
NC574Y     NB-8G    K-16
NC575Y     NB-8G    K-17
NC576Y     NB-8G    K-18
NC577Y     NB-8G    K-19
NC578Y     NB-8G    K-20
NC580Y     NB-8G    K-21
NC581Y     NB-8G    K-22
NC582Y     NB-8G    K-23
NC583Y     NB-8G    K-24
NC584Y     NB-8G    K-25
NC11063    NB-8G    K-26
NC11064    NB-8G    K-27
NC11065    NB-8G    K-28
NC11066    NB-8G    K-29
NC11067    NB-8G    K-30
NC11071    NB-8G    K-31
NC11072    NB-8G    K-32
NC11073    NB-8G    K-33
NC11074    NB-8G    K-34
NC11075    NB-8G    K-35
NC11087    NB-8G    K-36
NC11088    NB-8G    K-37
NC11089    NB-8G    K-38
NC11090    NB-8G    K-39
NC11091    NG-8G    K-40
NC11095    NB-8G    K-41
NC11096    NB-8G    K-42
NC11097    NB-8G    K-43
NC11098    NB-8G    K-44
NC11099    NB-8G    K-45
NC12505    NB-8G    K-46
NC12506    NB-8G    K-47
NC12507    NB-8G    K-48
NC12508    NB-8G    K-49
NC12509    NB-8G    K-50
NC12510    NB-8G    K-51
NC12514    NB-8G    K-52
NC12515    NB-8G    K-53
NC12516    NB-8G    K-54
NC12517    NB-8G    K-55
NC12518    NM-8G    K-56
NC12527    NB-8G    K-57
NC15498    NB-8G    K-58







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