American Eagle A-1 / A-101

Trainer Biplane

American Eagle A-1, N4289, c/n 100, Yanks Air Museum © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The American Eagle A-1 / A-101 is a single-engine two- or three-seat trainer biplane aircraft produced by the American manufacturer American Eagle Aircraft Corporation.
The A-101 is the improved production variant with ailerons on the lower wing. Later production aircraft of the A-101 were powered by the 100 hp Curtiss OX-6 engine instead of the 90 hp Curtiss OX-5 of the earlier models. Other engines were also available. A further development was the A-129 called the ?longnose Eagle?.
Crew1
Passengers1-2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelCurtiss OX-5
Engine Power67 kW90 hp
max. Cruise Speed137 km/h74 kts
  85 mph
max. Speed (vne)159 km/h86 kts
  99 mph
Service Ceiling3.048 m10.000 ft
Range644 km348 NM
400 mi.
Empty Weight557 kg1.227 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight926 kg2.041 lbs
Wing Span9,14 m29 ft 12 in
Wing Area27,9 m300 ft
Length7,34 m24 ft 1 in
Height2,54 m8 ft 4 in
First Flight09.04.1926
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1926-1929
Total Productionca. 300
FAA TCDSATC 17
Data for (Version)American Eagle A-101
VariantsA-129

[Photo-ID: 6257] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
American Eagle A-1, , N4289, c/n 100, Karsten Palt, 2012American Eagle
A-1
Reg.: N4289
c/n: 100
 
flyable
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]