Kreider-Reisner / Fairchild Challenger / KR

Utility Biplane

Kreider-Reisner Challenger C-2 (KR-31), NC7247, c/n 199, Yanks Air Museum © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Kreider-Reisner Challenger, later Fairchild KR is a series of single-engine two- or three-seat utility biplane aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, later Fairchild Aircraft Company.
The Kreider-Reisner Challenger family consisted of the following members: the initial production version C-2 Challenger (later designated KR-31), C-3 Challenger, C-4 Challenger (KR-34) and the C-6 (KR-21) which was smaller in size than the C-2.
Crew1
Passengers1-2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright J-6 Whirlwind Five (R-540)
Engine Power123 kW165 hp
max. Cruise Speed165 km/h89 kts
  102 mph
Speed193 km/h104 kts
  120 mph
Service Ceiling4.298 m14.100 ft
Range820 km443 NM
510 mi.
Empty Weight691 kg1.523 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.074 kg2.368 lbs
Wing Span9,17 m30 ft 1 in
Wing Area26,5 m285 ft
Length7,06 m23 ft 2 in
Height2,82 m9 ft 3 in
First Flight1928
Production Statusout of production
Total Production160
ICAO CodeKR34
FAA TCDS19
Data for (Version)Fairchild KR-34
VariantsC-2 Challenger, KR-31, C-3 Challenger, C-4 Challenger, KR-34, C-6, KR-21

[Photo-ID: 6306] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Kreider-Reisner Challenger C-2 (KR-31), , NC7247, c/n 199, Karsten Palt, 2012Kreider-Reisner
Challenger C-2 (KR-31)
Reg.: NC7247
c/n: 199
 
flyable
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6307] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Kreider-Reisner Challenger C-2 (KR-31), , NC7247, c/n 199, Karsten Palt, 2012Kreider-Reisner
Challenger C-2 (KR-31)
Reg.: NC7247
c/n: 199
 
flyable
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]