Burns Aircraft Company BA-42 light aircraft prototype......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is a small article in French about the Burns Aircraft Company BA-42 light aircraft which isn't a "project" and features a very squat, wide-chord tail-fin......

The article comes from the 1st August 1966 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Good Day All -

I came across this design and article in a batch of material donated to the Museum - went to google it and SPF came up as the first source!

Article is from the September/October 1970 issue of Aero magazine.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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There are 2 of these planes sitting outside at Portage, WI. Also one extra fuselage.
 

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The prototype first flew on 28 April 1966.
Burns was unusual in having a mid wing and ring-spar to allow a full-length cabin. They planned to incorporate a pressurized version later on.
The short-coupled T-tail was mounted atop a decidedly short vertical fin, but it did have strakes under the tail to aid in recovering from deep stalls. With only 210 horsepower per side, the Burns BA-42 was under-powered compared with the contemporary Cessna 337.
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Cessna 337 Skymaster (push-me-pull-you) with a pair of similar Continental IO-360 engines producing 210 horsepower, was considered under-powered by some owners and Riley (San Diego, USA) offered an upgrade to 310 hp. engines.
 

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