FAMOUS FORD TRI MOTOR ~ TIN GOOSE PLANE MODEL
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FORD TRI-MOTOR MODEL AIRPLANE
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Presented is another in our premier collection of exceptionally detailed aircraft
models that is true to the original in the minutest detail. It is for collectors and model airplane buffs, or those seeking
an incredibly impressive gift. This is a model so unique it will never be surpassed. This replica is of the most famous of
the twelve Boeing Model 314 Clippers, the Dixie Clipper, and America’s first presidential airplane.
It is built to a level of excellence unparalleled in production model making. No one, even custom professional model makers,
can achieve this level of accuracy at anywhere near this price.
Our Ford Tri-Motor is designed and built in the same fashion as the
real planes using frame and rib construction. The attention to detail is outstanding with corrugated aluminum skin on the
wings, fuselage, and control surfaces, i.e. ailerons, rudder and elevator. The engine's propellers spin. The nacelles are
of made of spun aluminum, and the doors and hatches use aluminum sheet, the cockpit and all portholes are accurately replicated.
Everything is authentic to the period.
DIMENSIONS are 40" wingspan, 26 3/4" long, 6" high.
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Famous Tri-motor configuration
Rugged good looks from any angle
HISTORY: The Ford Tri-motor (also variously identified as the "Tri-Motor"), nicknamed "The Tin Goose,"
was a three engine civil transport aircraft first produced in 1925 by Henry Ford and continued in production until June, 1933.
A total of 199 Ford Tri-motors were built between 1926 and 1933, including 79 of the 4-AT variant, and 117 of the 5-AT variant,
plus some experimental craft. Well over 100 airlines of the world flew the Ford Tri-motor.The impact of the Ford Tri-motor on commercial aviation was immediate, as the design represented a "quantum leap
over other airliners." Within a few months of its introduction, Transcontinental Air Transport was created to provide a coast-to-coast
operation, capitalizing on the Tri-motor's ability to provide reliable and for the time, comfortable passenger service. While
advertised as a transcontinental service, the airline had to rely on rail connections with a deluxe Pullman train that would
be based in New York being the first part of the journey. Passengers then rendezvoused with a Tri-motor in Port Columbus,
Ohio, that would begin a hop across the continent ending at Waynoka, Oklahoma where another train would take the passengers
to Clovis, New Mexico where the final journey would begin, again on a Tri-motor, to end up at the Grand Central Air Terminal
in Los Angeles.
The grueling trip would only be available for a year before Transcontinental was merged
into a combine with Western Air Service. Ford Tri-motors were also used extensively by Pan American Airlines, extending service
from North America into Central and South America during the same period. The heyday for Ford's transport was relatively brief,
lasting only until 1933 when more modern airliners began to appear. Rather than completely disappearing, the Tri-motors gained
an enviable reputation for durability with Ford Ads in 1929 proclaiming, "No Ford plane has yet worn out in service." First
being relegated to second and third tier airlines, the Tri-motors continued to fly into the 1960's, with numerous examples
being converted into cargo transports to further lengthen their careers and when World War II began, the commercial versions
were soon modified for military applications.
Some of the significant flights made by the Ford Tri-motor in this period greatly
enhanced the reputation of the type for strength and reliability. One example is of Ford 4-AT Tri-motor serial number 10,
built in 1927. It flew in the United States and Mexico under registration number C-1077, and for several years in Canada under
registration G-CARC. It had many notable accomplishments; it was flown by Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart among many
others. It made the first commercial flight from the United States to Mexico City, and the first commercial flight over the
Canadian Rockies. After damage on landing in 1936, it was grounded and remained for decades at Carcross, Yukon. In 1956, the
wreck was salvaged and preserved, and in the mid 1980s Greg Herrick took over C-1077 and began restoring it. As of 2006, C-1077
is in flying condition again, restored to its December 1927 appearance.
Making headlines became a Tri-motor trademark. Between 27 November and 28 November 1929,
Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his crew made the first flight over the South Pole in a Ford Tri-motor called Floyd Bennett (one
of three aircraft on the expedition, the others being The Stars and Stripes and The Virginian), replacing the Fokker Tri-motors
Byrd previously used.
Franklin Roosevelt also flew aboard a Ford Tri-motor in 1932 during his presidential
campaign in one of the first uses of an aircraft in an election, replacing the traditional "whistle stop" train trips.
In postwar years, the Ford Tri-motors continued in limited service with small, regional
air carriers. One of the most famous was the Scenic Airways Ford Tri-motor N414H which was used for 65 years as a sightseeing
aircraft flying over the Grand Canyon. Characteristically, the aircraft is still in use as of 2008, mainly for promotional
and film work.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SPECIFICATIONS Ford Tri-motor:
- Crew: 3 ( 1 Flight attendant)
- Capacity: Eight passengers
- Cost: US$42,000 in 1933
- Length: 50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)
- Wingspan: 77 ft 10 in (23.72 m)
- Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
- Wing area: 835 ft² (77.6 m²)
- Empty weight: 7,840 lb (3,560 kg)
- Loaded weight: 10,130 lb (4,590 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 13,500 lb (6,120 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 230 US gal (886 L)
- Fuel consumption: 45 US gal/h (173 L/h))
- Powerplant: 3× Pratt & Whitney Wasp C 9-cylinder radial engines, 420 hp (313 kW) each
- Max speed: 150 mph (241 km/h, 130 kts)
- Cruise speed: 90 mph (145 km/h, 78 kts)
- Stall speed: 64 mph (103 km/h, 56 kts)
- Range: 550 mi (885 km, 478 nm)
- Service ceiling 18,500 ft (5,640 m)
- Rate of climb: ft/min (m/s)
- Wing loading: 16.17 lb/ft² (78.87 kg/m²)
- Power/mass: 10.71 lb/hp (6.52 kg/kW)
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damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior
email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer and are refundable if due
to our error within the continental United States.
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Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia,
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