Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation
Payne Knight Twister KT-85 (USA)
Single-seat light biplane suitable lor engines in the 63.5-67 kW (85-90 hp) range. Plans are available to amateur constructors.
Payne Knight Twister SKT-125 (USA)
Developed version of the KT-85 with increased wing area and a 93 kW (125 hp) Lycoming engine. Plans are available to amateur constructors.
Payne Knight Junior KT-75 (USA)
Basically similar to the KT-85 but with tapered wings of larger area.
Knight Twister single-seat high-performance sporting biplane (125 hp Lycoming engine)
Knight Twister Imperial built by Mr Don Fairbanks, in latest form with new landing gear
Knight Twister Imperial built by Mr Don Fairbanks, with its original landing gear
This Knight Twister is the machine that appeared without an engine in our Feb. '54 issue. Registration is CF-GRK. Comparing it with the other Twister illustrated on p. 313, Oct. '54, readers will notice that the different engine has changed the outline very considerably.
Always a delight is the sporty little "Knight Twister", in this case the Anderson and Babcock version, sometimes referred to as the Sundelin " Knight Twister". This one is perhaps the best known of its type and its construction and finish is superior to most. The long nose holds only an 85-h.p. Continental engine, set far out to balance the structure. The streamlined "I" struts shown in the photograph have been replaced with "N" struts.
ANOTHER KNIGHT TWISTER (NX5726N) in superb condition, built by Ed. Effenheim of Milwaukee. Shown here with rare 67-h.p. Tank in-line, the Twister has since been re-engined with an 85-h.p. Continental flat-four and is resident in Texas.