New from the Studios of Lionheart Creations Ltd. comes the American Classic Fairchild 24 Series.
Constructeur Review The Making of the Fairchild 24 Series
Born in 1932, the 'Model 24' was a radical move by Fairchild to gain a strong hold on the Private Pilot sector. With an interior designed by famous American Industrial and Automobile Designer Raymond
Loewy, the 24 featured things like roll down windows, automotive door knobs and cranks, comfortable seats, and many other automotive-style features, making the 24 one of the most classiest and
comfortable planes to buy back then.
Another feature of the 24 Series was the rugged, massive landing gear. Looking something more like a Fiesler Storch, the landing gear enabled one to land in terrain locations without runways, making the 24's uses broader. During World War II, the 'Argus Edition' was created for military duty and many were sent to Europe. In the United States, the Argus saw duty as coastal spotters, keeping a lookout for Japanese and German submarines. The Argus could carry two 100 pound bombs and it was successful in more then several confrontations with German U-Boots.
The airframe of the Fairchild was welded steel tubing in the fuselage area with wooden runners which created the shape top and bottom, wooden shaped leading edges of the tail sections, and wooden
framed wings and a high rated wood spruce spar beam in the wing section as well. The airframe was covered with cloth/Dacron throughout and nicely finished.Today, Fairchild 24's can be seen at many
Fly-In events, usually having been totally restored down to the bare frame.
The Fairchild Owners are unique, like this aircraft, having a bond with their planes. They are truly an American Classic of the Golden Age of Aviation in America.This aircraft package features everything
from stock, early, vintage production planes, to the WWII Argus Series, to restored impeccable, waxed versions with no oil or chips on them, to very rough lived Bush plane examples. Each plane has custom interior schemes, variations that even include panel paint scheme customizations. This is a massive package with over 36 versions and variations. Another neat feature is that you can turn off / detach the wheel skirts and the suspension of the landing gear is converted to the bush plane version. We also have float planes in both the Ranger and Warner editions.
I hope you like flying and classic planes, because if you do, this is for you!
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