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

NB-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.

**NB-8G**

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

**Production:**

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