Flight, February 1929
THE KINNER "COURIER"
A TWO-OR-THREE-SEATER "parasol" type monoplane, for commercial or sporting purposes, constructed by the Kinner Airplane & Motor Corp., of Glendale, Calif., U.S.A.
Special features. - Folding tapered wings;
choice of open or closed cockpits.
Power plant. - 100-h.p. Kinner K.5 5-cyl. air-cooled radial.
Wings. - Of standard wood construction, tapering to the tips and also sharply tapered at the roots to a small centre section. Modified (Kinner) U.S.A,. 27 wing section is employed. The rear spar of each wing is pivoted on the centre section, and in folding, the front spars are unfastened, the front bracing struts removed, and the wings allowed to pivot with the leading edge downwards. The wings then fold back along the fuselage, being supported by the hinged rear struts.
Tail Surfaces are of unbalanced type, with adjustable horizontal stabiliser.
Fuselage. - Is of standard welded steel tube construction with swinging engine mount. The front, or passenger's, cockpit has the left side cut away for a door.
Undercarriage. - Non-axle type, each wheel being mounted on a V attached to the bottom of the fuselage, while the shocks are taken by absorber members extending up to the top longerons of the fuselage.
Span 35 ft. 1 1/4 in. (10-7m.).
Length 22 ft. 11 1/2 in. (7m.).
Height 7 ft. (2-1 m.).
Wing Area 215-2 sq.ft. (20m.2).
Aileron Area 14 sq.ft. (1-3m.2).
Stabiliser Area 14 sq.ft. (l-3m.2).
Elevator area 8 sq.ft. (0-74 m.2).
Fin area 4 sq.ft. (0-37 m.2).
Rudder area 4 sq. ft. (0-37 m.2).
Weight, empty 915 lbs. (415 kg.).
Useful load 550 lbs. (249-5 kg.)
Total weight 1,465 lbs. (664-5 kg.).
High speed 120 m.p.h. (193 k.p.h.).
Low speed 35 m.p.h. (56 k.p.h.).
Cruising speed 110 m.p.h. (177 k.p.h.).
Climb 900 ft./min. (274 m./min.).
Ceiling 20,000 ft. (609-6m.).
Cruising range 800 miles (1,287 km.)
Petrol consumption 7 gals./hr.
Oil consumption 2-5 pts./hr.