Fairchild FC-2

Transport and Passenger Aircraft

Fairchild FC-2 Model 51 Pan American-Grace Airways - Panagra, NC6853, c/n 139, N © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairchild FC-2 is a single-engine six-seat passenger aircraft and multi-purpose transport aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation.
The Fairchild FC-2 was developed as a camera plane, initially designated Fairchild FC-1. It was the first aircraft designed by Sherman Fairchild.
Crew1
Passengers5
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright J-5 Whirlwind
Engine Power149 kW200 hp
max. Cruise Speed167 km/h90 kts
  104 mph
Speed196 km/h106 kts
  122 mph
Service Ceiling4.496 m14.750 ft
Rate of climb177 m/min580 ft/min
Range1.143 km617 NM
710 mi.
Empty Weight980 kg2.161 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.633 kg3.600 lbs
Wing Span13,41 m43 ft 12 in
Wing Area26,9 m290 ft
Length9,42 m30 ft 11 in
Height2,77 m9 ft 1 in
First Flight14.06.1926
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 180
Developed fromFairchild FC-1
Data for (Version)Fairchild FC-2
VariantsFC-1, FC-2C, FC-2L, FC-2W, UC-96, Model 51, Model 61

[Photo-ID: 10145] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Fairchild FC-2 Model 51, Pan American-Grace Airways - Panagra, NC6853, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Fairchild
FC-2 Model 51
Pan American-Grace Airways - Panagra
Reg.: NC6853
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 12300] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Fairchild FC-2W2, , NC3569, c/n 35, Karsten Palt, 2016Fairchild
FC-2W2
Reg.: NC3569
c/n: 35
 
built in 1927, oldest Fairchild aircraft in existence
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 12301] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Fairchild FC-2W2, , NC3569, c/n 35, Karsten Palt, 2016Fairchild
FC-2W2
Reg.: NC3569
c/n: 35
 
built in 1927, oldest Fairchild aircraft in existence
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]