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1940 Taylorcraft BL-65

The Lycoming engine was a good combination with the “T-Craft” and was perhaps the best dollar for dollar value in the lightplane field. Lycoming motors was prone to say that the new engine was “quiet as a mouse and quick as a cat”. Taylorcraft is an excellent training airplane.


Engine – Lycoming 65

Empty Weight – 630 lbs

Gross Weight – 1100 lbs

Useful load – 470 lbs

Cruise Speed – 80 mph

Stall Speed – 35 mph

Maximum Speed – 101 mph

This was a gift to Port Townsend Aero Museum from Rodney Farley.

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