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Fairchild 22

22 Model C7

Fairchild 22

Role: Two-seat light touring or training monoplane
Manufacturer: Fairchild Aircraft Corporation
First flight: 1931
Produced: 1931-1935
Number built: 127

The Fairchild 22 Model C7 was an American two-seat touring or training monoplane designed and built by Kreider-Reisner division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation at Hagerstown, Maryland.

Development

The aircraft was designed by Kreider-Reisner during negotiations by Sherman Fairchild to take a major share in the company. Marketed as the Fairchild 22 Model C7 the aircraft was certified in March 1931. The Fairchild 22 was a mixed-construction braced parasol-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and a braced tail unit. It had two tandem open cockpits and was initially powered by a 80hp (60kW) Armstrong Siddeley Genet radial engine. After test flying the prototype the first production aircraft were re-engined with a 75hp (56kW) Michigan Rover inverted inline engine. The aircraft was fitted with both inline and radial piston engines.

Variants

C7
Powered by a 75hp Michigan Rover 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine (13 built)
C7A
Powered by a 95hp Cirrus Hi-Drive 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine (58 built).
C7B
Powered by a 125hp Menasco C-4 Pirate 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine (8 built).
C7D
Powered by a 90hp Wright Gipsy 4-cylinder upright inline piston engine (1 C-7C and 22 C-7D built).
C7E
Powered by a 125hp Warner Scarab 7-cylinder radial piston engine (11 built).
C7F
Powered by a 145hp Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial piston engine (9 built).
C7G
Aerobatic version, powered by a 145hp Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial piston engine (6 built).
XR2K-1
Military designation for one Scarab powered Model 22 impressed into service and used by NACA.

Specifications (C7F)

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1640

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
Height: 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
Wing area: 173 ft (16.07 m)
Empty weight: 1102 lb (500 kg)
Gross weight: 1750 lb (794 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Warner Super Scarab 7-cyliner radial piston engine, 145 hp (108 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h)
Range: 350 miles (563 km)
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6095 m)

Operators

Colombia

Colombian Air Force

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1640
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