Batwing Aircraft Company X-1

Mark Nankivil

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Greetings All -

From the Gerald Balzer Collection, photos of the Batwing Aircraft Company X-1 from the 1930s. Designed by Walter McGinty, it was underpowered by a 40Hp Pobjoy engine and only flew in ground effect. Interesting design feature was a hydraulically extending nose wheel to improve take off performance in restricted areas.

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Wow!!! :eek: Priceless.

I'll never cease to be amazed by the variety and quantity of U.S. civilian prototypes during the in-between wars...
 

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Thanks MArk, wonderfull photos
Is there a 3V drawing of this aircraft available?
 

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These were the only photos in the folder - a quick look elsewhere and no luck with drawings.

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3-view, kind regards
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