Culver Cadet

Sport Aircraft / Radio Controlled Drone

Culver Cadet LCA, NC29398, c/n 191 © Vladimir Kostritsa
Photo ©: Vladimir Kostritsa (Photos at
The Culver Cadet is a single-engine two-seat light touring aircraft and military radio-controlled target drone produced by the US-American manufacturer Culver Aircraft Company.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelFranklin 4AC-173-F3
Engine Power60 kW80 hp
max. Cruise Speed233 km/h126 kts
  145 mph
max. Speed (vne)282 km/h152 kts
  175 mph
Service Ceiling5.334 m17.500 ft
Range806 km435 NM
501 mi.
Empty Weight386 kg850 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight590 kg1.300 lbs
Wing Span8,23 m27,0 ft
Wing Area11,2 m121 ft
Length5,39 m17,7 ft
Height1,68 m5,5 ft
First Flight02.12.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>600
Developed fromDart / Culver Dart
Data for (Version)Culver Cadet LFA
VariantsCadet LCA, LFA, LFA-90, LAR, LAR-90, PQ-8, PQ-8A, Q-8A, TDC-1, TDC-2

[Photo-ID: 10971] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Culver PQ-14B Cadet, United States Army, 44-21819, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Culver
PQ-14B Cadet
United States Army
Reg.: 44-21819
ex N1063M
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6125] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Culver PQ-14B Cadet / TD2C, , NL15HM, c/n N-839, Karsten Palt, 2012Culver
PQ-14B Cadet / TD2C
Reg.: NL15HM
c/n: N-839
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]