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SETRC2083 Airspeed Courier Complete Set

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SETRC2083 Airspeed Courier Complete Set

 

Set includes: Plan, CNC Woodpack & additional Woodpack.

 

Please note complete sets DO NOT include engines, accessories, paints or glues.

 

First published in RCM&E May 2011

Back to the 30's with Tim Hoopers take on a little-known six-seater

Despite being largely ignored in the annals of British aviation, the Airspeed Courier was actually something of a minor landmark with its semi-retractable u/c, and served as the predecessor to the much better-known twin-engine Oxford and Envoy.

Although the production run of 16 aicraft means it was hardly prolific, the 1933 Courier could be considered ahead of its time in several respects.
A six seater cabin monoplane, with a range of over 500 miles in standard trim and featuring the aforementioned retracting u/c, the Courier also boasted a high-aspect ratio wing of around 56" span.  The seven cylinder AW Lynx radial engine was encircled with a cowling, and endowed the Courier with a top speed of just over 150mph.  Not bad going for 1933!
 

 

Please note this item is made to order and as such we can not accept returns unless the item is faulty.