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 ft 0 in
Wing Area11,2 m121 ft
Length5,39 m17 ft 8 in
Height1,68 m5 ft 6 in
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: 13387] Karsten Palt 2016-09-11
Culver LFA Cadet, , N25U, c/n 249, Karsten Palt, 2016Culver
LFA Cadet
Reg.: N25U
c/n: 249
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[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]