Reminder from: Crosley Yahoo! Group Title: (Joplin Globe, Tuesday, May 11, 1948) BANTAM PLANE READY FOR MARKET Date: Friday May 11, 2012 Time: All Day Repeats: This event repeats every year. Location: Wichita, Kansas. Notes: 400-Pound Craft Will Fly Cross-Country on $12 Worth of Gasoline, Producer Claims.
Wichita, Kan., May 10.—(A/P)— The bantam of airplanes warmed up today for its market take-off amid talk by its producer that it can fly cross-country on $12 even in these days of high-priced gasoline.
The M-18, as it is called, is only 18 feet long with a 27-foot wingspread and tips the scale at a scant 450 pounds — with room for a 250-pound load.
Its designer, Chief Engineer Al Mooney of the Mooney Aircraft Company here, says it can be produced for half the cost of present light planes and eventually his company hopes to sell it for $1,500.
Mooney — who has designed or improved 35 different planes in the last 18 years—claims his aerial flivver's eight-gallon tank gives it a six-hour flying range of around 400 miles. The tiny one-seater is built of metal from the nose to behind the pilot's seat and of wood from there to the tail. It is powered by a 59-pound Cobra engine, produced by Crosley Motors, Inc. Mooney insists the plane can climb to 16,000 feet.
Powel Crosley, jr., president of Crosley Motors, Inc., is scheduled to take another look at the tiny air mite here tomorrow. He recently watched Mooney put it through its paces at Crosley's private airfield near Cincinnati.
"I've already seen enough," Crosley said, "to convince me Mooney has met the requirements of sound, efficient and low-priced aircraft with his aerial counterpart of the lightweight, low-priced car."
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Reminder from: Crosley Yahoo! Group Title: 1948: Powel Crosley III dies at 36. Date: Monday June 4, 2012 Time: All Day Repeats: This event repeats every year. Location: Miami, Florida. Street: CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB - 4526 29th Avenue City State Zip: Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-3044 Notes: Powel Crosley III, the son of Powel Crosley Jr. and Gwendolyn Bakewell Crosley, dies of a sudden heart attack at his Miami home. He had been the general manager for the Crosley Marine Research Laboratory in suburban Coral Gables, Florida. He is survived by his widow and three sons, all of Miami. Yahoo! Greetings: Send a Yahoo! Greeting Yahoo! Shopping: Browse Yahoo! Shopping Gift Guide Get reminders on your mobile, Yahoo! Messenger, and email.
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