Built in 1930 in Oklahoma City, the Aerobat glider was made entirely of aircraft steel dural and hib-lum covered with flightex fabric. It had an adjustable seat to provide balance for and weight pilot.
In its trial flight this primary glider gained over 300 feet altitude with 4 minutes 30 seconds duration, taking off at 12 mph by auto-tow.
The glider was priced at $395 and pontoon equipment was optional at $100 extra.
Wingspan: 42 ft
Wing chord: 5 ft 6 in
Length: 16 ft 6 in
Glide ratio: 16-1
Landing speed: 15 mph