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Old 20 June 2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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continental KB1

i was reading an old issue of american aircraft modeler
and came across this aircraft
Continental KB1 does anyone know of any more more information on this aircraft? looked very interesting and i would like to study up on it some more if theres anything out there

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Old 23 June 2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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I have no specific data for the KB-1, but the design was apparently the first design from the Continental Aircraft Corporation. The Continental factory was located in Amityville, Long Island, New York. The test field was located at Central Park, Long Island. These references may be of some help in locating specific design data.
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Old 23 June 2006, 11:34 AM   #3
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From Aerofiles:

Continental KB-1 (Drina Welch Abel coll)

KB-1 1916 = 2pOB; 135hp Hall-Scott A-5A pusher; spoan: 36'0" length: 22'0" load: 1100# v: 95/72/55 range: 280. Vincent J Burnelli. Quad landing gear, nacelle fuselage with twin booms. Gross wt: 2600#.
This was Burnelli's second machine to be completed and actually flown. Well engineered for its day with steel-tube tail booms, monocoque nacelle, engine interchangeability, safety fuel system, and crank-started engine. (— Carl Stuby 2/16/00)

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