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Waterhouse Aircraft Cruzair

The 1926 Cruzair two place cabin high wing monoplane was designed by William Waterhouse and built with assistance from Ryan Mechanics Monoplane Co.
 
Registered N1724 and N2138 it was also seen spelled Cruizair.
 
Partial plans reportedly were sold to T Claude Ryan as a project for the Mahoney-Ryan Flight School and were responsible for the Ryan M-1 Brougham design.
 
It was first flown on 12 July 1926 piloted by Franklin Young.
 
N2138 was bought from Pacific Air Transport by motion picture stunt pilot Dick Grace and extensively modified for his abortive Hawaii-San Francisco transpacific attempt on 4 July 1927. It was shipped back to California and rebuilt as Ryan Mechanics Co Miss Southern California for competitions.
 
Only the one was ever built.
 
Engine: 200hp Wright J-4
Wingspan: 36'0"
Length: 23'10"
Useful load: 910 lb
Max speed: 138 mph
Cruise speed: 117 mph
Stall: 45 mph
Range: 550 mi
 
 
 
 


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