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Peel Glider Boat Co Glider Boat

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The Peel Glider Boat Company of Flushing Bay, NY was in business around 1930, designing and building the Glider Boat, a biplane glider with stepped flying boat hull and wingtip floats. A number of examples were sold.
 
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The two occupants sat in tandem in an open cockpit with conventional controls, but without instruments. The structure was wooden spar, steel ribs, fabric covered, and a duralumin hull.
 
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Normal method of launch was behind a motor boat, the towrope being joined to a bridle which attached to either side of the nose outside the front cockpit.
 
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One example belongs to the National Soaring Museum.

 

Wing span: 9.45 m / 31 ft
Wing area: 25.08 sq.m / 270 sq.ft
Empty Weight: 113 kg / 250 lb
Payload: 159 kg / 350 lb
Gross Weight: 272 kg / 600 lb
Wing Load: 10.84 kg/sq.m / 2.2 lb/sq.ft
L/DMax: 15
Seats: 2

 

 


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