Luscombe Model 10

Luscombe Model 10


Luscombe Model 10 "A Post War Classic"

The Luscombe Model 10 was an attempt to build an all new post WW II light airplane. The Model 10 was a slightly revised Model 8 Silvaire with the wing being moved from top to bottom and a single cockpit replacing the two seat cabin.Naturally this modification was not that simple, the wing had to be redesigned into a full cantilever type, however, a fundemental requirement throughout the design was that as many standard Silvaire parts and assemblies would be used as possible.The fuselage was the same except for the center portion which was rounded at the top to provide for the single cockpit, the tail surfaces were made on the Silvaire jigs but were cut off to provide a reduction in area. The wings were Silvaire wings using Silvaire ribs, but a new spar was designed to take the loads that were normally supported with struts.the structure was all metal with the exception of fabric covered wing panels. The job of designing and building the model 10 was accomplished in less than six months. It was the work of Mishcha Kantor, Luscombe engineer, who supervised the entire project from start to finish. He worked with the avowed intention of creating the fastest single seat light plane in the 65 hp class and carefully supervised the design of a buble canopy for the cockpit,generous wing fillets and large fairings over the landing gear struts.

MODEL 10
SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 25 ft.
Length: 17 ft. .
Empty Weight: 845 lbs.
Engine:65 hp

PERFORMANCE
Cruising speed: 122 mph.
Max speed: 135 mph.
Manufactured by Luscombe


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