Waterman Gosling / Mercury Gosling
The 1921 Gosling, or Mercury Gosling, was a parasol-wing racer with bass/birch veneer fuselage, sponsored by film director and air enthusiast Cecil B de Mille for local competitions (piloted by Eldred Remelin) at his Mercury Air Service field.
First flying on 6 June 1921, it was sold to Art Goebel for promotion of Julian Oil Co Lightning in 1925, then to a film studio, where it was deliberately destroyed in a fire scene.
Engine: Curtiss OX-5, 90hp
Wingspan: 21'9"
Length: 18'7"
Useful load: 245 lb
Max speed: 130 mph
Cruise speed: 110 mph
Stall: 60 mph
Range: 135 mi
Seats: 1