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Irwin Meteorplane under restoration

Irwin Meteorplane under restoration

Irwin Meteorplane under restoration
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1922 Irwin Meteorplane
Model M–T–1

The model M–T–1 and C–C–1 could be purchased either completely built or in knockdown form, making it the ideal airplane for the aero enthusiast who wanted to learn by practical experience. It would fly with any good engine up to 30 hp, which didn't weigh more than 3lbs per horsepower.

The Irwin engine manufactured especially for the Meteorplane was a four–cylinder, radial, air–cooled type with 79 cu. in. piston displacement. It was called the “Meteormotor”.

The fuselage was 100% wood construction, which was stronger, lighter, and more reliable than steel. The nose carries an asbestos fire wall and was covered with aluminum and plywood, while the remainder was covered with fabric, doped and varnished.


Specifications

Engine – Meteormotor 20 hp

Empty Weight – 240 lbs

Useful Load – 300 lbs

Maximum Speed – 90 mph

Minimum Speed – 28 mph

Cruising Speed – 85 mph

Wingspan – 20’

Overall Length – 13’ 6”

Rate of climb, first minute – 400 ft

Range of Action – 2.5 hrs

Interesting Facts – This aircraft was designed for the sportsman and the traveling salesman, it was equipped for long cross–country trips.

Gift of Dick and Jackie Baxter

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Irwin Meteorplane

Irwin Meteorplane under restoration

Irwin Meteorplane under restoration

Irwin Meteorplane under restoration