I have about 1,000 hours in Luscombes and have flown all models. The 1937-1938 Model 8a, of which 1,100 were built, and the 1940 Silvaire, of which production had reached 6,000 by 1961. Lynn Sanderson (Dirtstrip) passed away from natural causes in May 2013. Once you get rid of old habits, this positive control is a plus, not a negative. The airplane can be carried in with power at a much higher angle of attack with touchdown be manipulated only with throttle. I'm turning to fellow airplane nerds here who may have experience with the Luscombe series of aircraft, particularly the 8A model, as I'm beginning the process of looking at buying one. 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. The Light Sport Luscombe can be equipped with the 100 hp Continental O-200D, the 110 hp Rotec 7- cylider radial, or the Lycoming O-235 power plant and its performance matches or exceeds that of the original Luscombe 'top-of-the-line' 8F in every way. Even at the climb speed of 72 mph, the airplane answers control inputs nicely. Luscombe Aircraft closed in 1949, with its assets purchased by Temco Aircraft, also Dallas-based. Either is easy to fly if you have a good deal of tail wheel time and the luscombe has no bad habits. Bulletin No. Luscombe 8. I'd take a Luscombe 8E over a Cessna 140 also. I fly mine at 70mph indicated but I always get a bunch of float. Improved Aileron Authority, improved control. I know there are a few on here that have Luscombe experience. The ultimate time builder title belongs to the Luscombe 8A. Aircraft: Luscombe 8A. They have a measurable lag and the Luscombe doesn't. Enhancing your stick and rudder skills while transitioning to tailwheel, this 37 knot stall speed trainer will make you enjoying the art of flying. A-694 Note 2. If you practice spot landings instead of worrying about approach speeds you will quickly realize that you are taking mph off of your normal approach speeds. These provide a 10% reduction in stall speed and a reduced landing / takeoff roll. In 1946, production began on the Luscombe 8E. These caps have a marking at the base with an arrow and black letters “FORWARD.” The information in Bulletin No. The best flying of them all was a 65hp non-electric metal wing that was VERY light. It is physically possible to install the fuel cap backwards; this condition will decrease fuel flow from the tank. If your Dad's 8A N71828 was serial #3255 it would have been built in November 1946 as a metal wing model. Luscombe Approach Speed. Price: $23,900. Climb rate for the 8E and 8F was claimed to be 800 feet per minute. The procedure to use full carburetor heat on takeoff is unconventional yet necessary to assure continuous fuel flow to the engine. A5: Convert 8A to 8E/F configuration per ATC 694 and service letter dated August 4, 1947 (approximate cost 1998 $5,000- CAS has paperwork and can assist with materials to accomplish this modification). He was a great contributor and will be missed dearly. Basic Aircraft Products has the BPE-14 turbo alternator available for the Luscombe 8 Aircraft. Whee.... since my Luscombe got totalled... do you want me to ask Micro Aerodynamics if I can transfer my STC to your Luscombe? In fact the 8e carries 30 I believe. Luscombe officials report a full flap stall of only 44 mph or 38 knots. I would take a Luscombe 8A over a Cessna 120 any time (condition near equal). Location: Savannah, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. Luscombe Aircraft closed in 1949, with its assets purchased by Temco Aircraft, also Dallas-based. UC-90A One Model 8A adopted by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II (s/n 42-79549). 02.26.2019 - Added Trench airstrips 02.24.2019 - Added re-written "legs" portion 01.31.2019 - Additional formatting and photos 01.18.2018 - Initial markdown For many in. Gross Weight: 1260 lbs. The 11A is powered by a Continental E-165-2 engine. Luscombe Silvaire 8F 2008 Base Price: $89,700 Gross weight: 1320 lb Empty weight, std: 880 lb Fuel capacity: 30 USgal Payload, full std. The Luscombe Aircraft Corporation was re-formed as a New Jersey company in 1937, and a new design was begun. Since certification in 1939, there have been reports of power loss on Luscombe Model 8A airplanes. fuel: 250 lb Stall: 48 mph ROC SL: 900 fpm Service ceiling: 17,000 ft Cruise 75%: 120 mph Take off dist: 600 ft Landing dist: 500 ft 2001 Renaissance Luscombe 8F Base/used Price: US$71,200 Aircraft such as the Luscombe will stall at the same indicated air speed 6k ft or sea level. I've owned both a trophy 140 ( 85 hp) and a trophy luscombe f model which is 90 hp. Loved the airplane! Mind the gravity not the gap. needs TLC 1946 Luscombe 8E aircraft FOR SALE. Advertisement 1946 Luscombe 8A Base/used Price: $13,000 Engine make/model: Continental A65 Horsepower for takeoff: 65 Fuel type: 80 Propeller make/type: Fixed/Pitch Landing gear type: … Read More "1946 Luscombe 8A" I had a Luscombe for a couple hundred hours and my experience was like yours. Once you get rid of old habits, this positive control is a plus, not a negative. Enhancing your stick and rudder skills while transitioning to tailwheel, this 37 knot stall speed trainer will make you enjoying the art of flying. 85hp? Stall speed: 40 mph (64 km/h, 35 kn) (flaps down) The cap should have lettering indicating the forward direction. Stall Speed (dirty): 37 kts. Fuel Capacity: 30 gal. The Cessna 140 is a dog on a hot day with two people. This aircraft now flies in Australia as 24-7070. I can't remember any bad experiences with any of them. As a result, the pitch attitude of the airplane decreases. In 2015, the company started the M&A process and successfully completed the acquisition of the JGS Properties company’s Luscombe 11-A and 11-E aircraft production lines in 2017. to stall break. Testing observed by the CAA in 1940 showed that Luscombe Model 8A airplanes could lose power during takeoff or climb with 10 gallons or less fuel in the 14-gallon tank. 1946 Luscombe 8A Silvaire. But the biggest benefit is the stability. Empty Weight: 791 lbs. Bottom would really drop out if a couple mph too slow. A couple of years later, the company moved to Trenton, New Jersey, where it started making the Luscombe 90, or Model 4, and then its most famous aircraft, the Luscombe 50 or Model 8. Cruise Speed: 83 kts. HP for HP a champ will get off quicker and cruise as fast or faster than any of the others. All the Luscombe 8 series, the 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E and 8F were built under the same ATC #694. I thought about Luscombe 8A too, but it offers a few issues. The SAIB addresses the need for procedures to prevent the possible loss of power on takeoff and climb. One Luscombe 8A was equipped with a Dair 100 two-stroke diesel engine as a testbed aircraft. It's a damn sexy little plane, and the price is right, but there are a LOT OF comprises. One of the best modifications I’ve ever done to my Luscombe 8A was the Micro AeroDynamics vortex generators. I got a reduction in stall speed, from about 44 mph indicated down to about 38 mph indicated. Others provided by the FAA) FMI: SAIB. Subsequently, other cap designs were approved by the manufacturer. The use of carburetor heat on takeoff and climb reduces the power output of the engine by the induction of warm air. Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests. Back to Top. Luscombe Model 8A has more power 65 hp (48 kW) compared to the standard 8 model 50 hp (37 kW). The Depression is not only in a history book. Rate of climb: 550 FPM. Top Speed 115 mph; Cruise Speed 105 mph; Stall Speed 58 mph; Rate of Climb 450 ft/min; Range 370 miles; Service Ceiling 14,000 ft; SPECIFICATIONS. Share tips, techniques, or anything else related to flying. The FAA has published a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin SAIB for the fuel systems on Luscombe Model 8A airplanes equipped with a fuselage mounted main fuel tank and Continental A- 65-1 engines (the original production configuration). Fuel Capacity: 14.00 gal. To the left, the LSA-8 showed no such tendency. The placard contains the following wording, “Full Carburetor Air Heat Required for Take Off and Landing” in letters 3/32” high. All Rights Reserved. It sells for $90,000 and is notable for its all metal construction and polished aluminum finish. Q6. The choice between an 8A and C140 would take some thought. Rate of climb: 640 FPM. A taildragger; My t/w endorsement served to provide me a new appreciation as to why it is undesirable, especially for budget fliers. The Luscombe 8 is a series of high wing monoplanes designed in the late 1930s.. Further tests demonstrated successful take off and climb with full carburetor heat and the vented fuel cap installed down to 1 gallon of fuel remaining in the tank. Aircraft Performance Details - FindAircraft.com is the #1 aircraft for sale search engine and trusted online resource for the Aircraft Dealer Network since 1998 with over 18,000 daily listings. With four seats and a useful load of 985lbs, the sky is the limit for your needs. Improved characteristics, complete kit. The Model 8 followed in the Luscombe tradition of using no wood in the construction, and had a monocoque fuselage with fabric-covered metal wings. They have a measurable lag and the Luscombe doesn't. The final version in the series is the Luscombe 8F. Copyright © 2020 Backcountry Pilot. PERFORMANCE. The Luscombe 50 (Model 8) was to become the company's most famous product. The Luscombe Aircraft Corporation was re-formed as a New Jersey company in 1937, and a new design was begun. Luscombe 8 A aircraft performance and specifications. [2] Temco built about 50 Silvaires before selling the rights to the Silvaire Aircraft Corporation in 1955. Advertise your LUSCOMBE 8A on this page Learn more. Flying is dangerous. Ceiling: 15,500 FT. Takeoff distance: 850 FT. Aircraft for sale Luscombe new parts 1947 Luscombe 8A aircraft FOR SALE. Luscombe Approach Speed. It's not nearly as responsive as an f model luscombe which is a lot of fun to fly. The Luscombe 8 is a series of high wing monoplanes designed in the late 1930s.. Horsepower: 85 Gross Weight: 1400 lbs Top Speed: 91 kts Empty Weight: 791 lbs Cruise Speed: 83 kts Fuel Capacity: 30 gal Stall Speed (dirty): 37 kts Range: 346 nm Takeoff: Landing: Ground Roll: 850 ft Ground Roll 450 ft: Over 50 ft obstacle: 1850 ft Over 50 ft obstacle: 1540 ft … POSTING RULES-Advertise in here!-Today's Posts | Insert PicsKeep VAF Going Donate methods Point your camera app here During pre-flight inspection, while the cap is removed, it is advisable to check the vent function by blowing into the vent tube. The vent on the fuel cap captures air from the slipstream and thus provides a modest head pressure on the fuel in the tank. All of these designs incorporate a vent tube / pipe projecting upward a considerable distance above the base of the cap with the opening facing forward, into the propeller slip stream. Horsepower: 65 Gross Weight: 1260 lbs Top Speed: 91 kts Empty Weight: 750 lbs Cruise Speed: 78 kts Fuel Capacity: 14 gal Stall Speed (dirty): 37 kts Range: 182 nm Takeoff: Landing: Ground Roll: 1050 ft Ground Roll 450 ft: Over 50 ft obstacle: 1950 ft Over 50 ft obstacle: 1540 ft … Maximum speed: 128 mph (206 km/h; 111 kn) Cruise speed: 120 mph (104 kn; 193 km/h) Stall speed: 40 mph (35 kn; 64 km/h) (flaps down) Range: 500 mi (434 nmi; 805 km) Service ceiling: 17,000 ft (5,182 m) Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s) Landing Gear Rigged to Luscombe Specs and Gentle on the ground. Top Speed: 91 kts. ... Silvaire LSA-8] is capable of speeds up to 120 mph (190 km/h) at sea level, has a climb rate of 900 ft/min, a stall speed of only 44 mph (71 km/h) and a service ceiling of 17,000 feet (5,200 m). Back in the 50's I flew a Luscombe 8A a lot and an 8E a little bit. Gross Weight: 1400 lbs. 40 February 25, 1941, specifying the installation of a vented fuel cap and a placard revising carburetor heat usage. Q6. Others provided by the FAA), Airborne 12.18.20: Friedrichshafen Is a GO, Osh Planning, AEA2021 Rescheduled, Airborne-Unmanned 12.16.20: NAVY's New AVOs, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell, 500 Drone Saves, Airborne 12.14.20: Virgin Galactic Failure, No Paris AirShow, Reno Seeks Aid, © 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC, Luscombe Model 8A Fuel System Focus Of New SAIB, ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.18.20): Braking Action Advisories. Mine was an O-200 conversion, no flaps. Total 8A production in November 1946 was 186 aircraft, think of that! Contact us about this airplane 1946 Luscombe 8A. Cruise Speed: 78 kts. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others. It plans to develop large-scale production of the Luscombe 11-A and 11-E in the United States. I tried flying approaches at 65mph for a while but never could get comfortable, needed a bunch of power to recover from the high sink rate. The classic Luscombe was at its time a revolutionary light aircraft since it used no wood in its design. Maximum speed: 128 mph (206 km/h, 111 kn) Cruise speed: 120 mph (190 km/h, 100 kn) Stall speed: 40 mph (64 km/h, 35 kn) (flaps down) Range: 500 mi (800 km, 430 nmi) Service ceiling: 17,000 ft (5,200 m) Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s) Back to Top. For aviators, her description of stall speed and altitude chapter SF.Tahoe is incorrect. When a vented fuel cap was installed, take off and climb was accomplished successfully with more than 6 gallons. But there did seem to be a pretty fine line between float and sink. What does your airplane weigh? (Luscombe 8A pictured in file photo. Improved characteristics, complete kit. The choice between an 8A and C140 would take some thought. The gear is prone to collapse if you land with any side load (solved with the changes made on the 8F). I know there are a few on here that have Luscombe experience. C90-12F Horsepower: 90 TBO hrs. Find and Compare LUSCOMBE 8 for sale Also Consider. The Model 8 followed in the Luscombe tradition of using no wood in the construction, and had a monocoque fuselage with fabric-covered metal wings. The placard was fabricated from .032” thick aluminum (pictured here). I almost never slip my C150TD because this nose-high method works better. FAA, STC approved. Although it was alleged this might allow the installation of a small radial engine if … If the “Forward“ lettering is missing or obscured it should be renewed. The Model 8 used the new horizontally opposedsmall engines that had just been developed by the engine manufacturers. The Luscombe Model 8 was the result of the new Continental A-50, dual ignition, 50 hp, flat four engine of 171 Cu.in that became available in early 1937. Flies hands free. On my first takeoff in the 65 hp 8A I was pleased to see how easy it was to hold both an attitude and direction while running on the mains. This March 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. I would take a Luscombe 8A over a Cessna 120 any time (condition near equal). FindAircraft.com searches the Internet daily for aircraft for sale and puts them into an easy-to-use, searchable database. Horsepower: 65. The Micro Vortex Generators for the Loscombe 8, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, T-8F are ready for installation. Luscombe Aircraft 8 E - Performance Data. What speed do you fly your approach at? Subscribe to the BackcountryPilot newsletter to be notified of new articles, videos, merchandise, and more. What speed do you fly your approach at? Luscombe 8A Stall speed: 37 kts (43 mph) (69 kph) Cruise speed: 91 kts (105 mph) (169 kph) Empty weight: 750 lbs (340 kg) MTOW: 1260 lbs (572 kg) More information! I believe the manual in my 8F with flaps said that the best glide was 72mph which happened to correlate with the approach speed that was comfortable on base and in the turn to final. If you have every flown a Luscombe, you need no further introduction to what it is and how it fly"s. For those of you who dont, this plane is as close to FLYING as you can get without a jetpack. At most the power-on stall showed a bit of wandering at the point of highdeck-angle incipient stall. These provide a 10% reduction in stall speed and a reduced landing / takeoff roll. A5: Convert 8A to 8E/F configuration per ATC 694 and service letter dated August 4, 1947 (approximate cost 1998 $5,000- CAS has paperwork and can assist with materials to accomplish this modification). : 1800 Propeller: Fixed Landing gear type: Fixed Gross weight (lbs. Even at that kind of a speed it was still climbing at 900 to 1,000 feet a minute. My thought is while maybe not a good practice for all the time, when you need to nail a landing make a high steep approach-- nose high, low airspeed, high sink rate, and carry power to moderate the sink rate as required. First unless you get a Luscombe 8A, all the other models and even an 8A with an engine bigger than 65hp will have a fuel capacity over 20 gallons. Top Speed: 91 kts. The ultimate time builder title belongs to the Luscombe 8A. RV General Discussion/News. Empty Weight: 750 lbs. Stall Speed: 37 KIAS. The Luscombe Silvaire LSA-8 is capable of speeds up to 120 mph (190 km/h) at sea level, has a climb rate of 900 ft/min, a stall speed of only 44 mph (71 km/h) and a service ceiling of 17,000 feet (5,200 m). I'd take a Luscombe 8E over a Cessna 140 also. Parts are not plentiful these days. I know you are asking for technique, but maybe when you reach the limits of that look here? 40 was subsequently placed in Aircraft Specification No. 12.22.2013 - Initial article format Operating aircraft on skis and negotiating a snow-covered landscape is an entirely unique skillset and environment. For simplicity, the aircraft was designed with a round firewall to minimize frontal area and simplify construction. On my first takeoff in the 65 hp 8A I was pleased to see how easy it was to hold both an attitude and direction while running on the mains. 1.14.2014 - Initial article format In the second part of this series, we cover operations on skis, and the unique challenges. The problem was investigated by Luscombe and the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), predecessor to the FAA. The short story is I have a lead on a model 8A (sans electrical system) for around 18k, unfortunately it's out of annual so I can't test fly it. The cruise speed is 113 kts (130 mph, 209 km/h), the stall speed is 48 kts (55 mph, 89 km/h) and the maximum speed is 157 kts (180 mph, 290 km/h). Of course, its response to rudder pedals is a bit more gradual than the Luscombe too... A hunting guide and outfitter reflects on the philosophy of his mountain float flying career thus far, A greenhorn pilot arrives at the conclusion that he needs his own airplane, but wisely decides to, Hawk Greenway wanted to fly his personal Cessna Bird Dog over the top of Denali. Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:39 pm. 1946 Luscombe Silvaire 8A 1948 Luscombe 8F Silvaire Development. First, it's squirrely as hell with that narrow, forward set gear. The Luscombe 8A has unique procedures. Luscombe 8. "Stall and Drop" Crosswind Landing in a Luscombe 8A. The Luscombe 8 is a series of high-wing, side-by-side-seating monoplanes with conventional landing gear, designed in 1937 and built by Luscombe Aircraft. Model 8A Luscombe Master Model 8 with a higher power 65 hp (48 kW) Continental A-65 engine. Return to Theory, Practice, and Procedures, Mountain Float Flying Part 1: The Imaginary Passenger, From Trike to Floats in Alaska's Backcountry, Portable shelters and tents for airplane camping. Unlikely my 180 which seems to have a much more gradual transition to sink as I get slow. Also flew Cessna 120 and 140 a little bit. Advertisement. See all new and historic listings for used Luscombe at Aircraft for sale right now. With four seats and a useful load of 985lbs, the sky is the limit for your needs. Stall Speed: 37 KIAS. Also, the vented fuel cap must be installed with the vent opening facing forward into the prevailing air stream. - YouTube Share tips, techniques, or anything else related to flying. DONALD A Luscombe founded the Luscombe Aircraft Company in 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri, and the first aircraft was the Luscombe Model 1 (the Luscombe Phantom). 2. Truckee-Tahoe is 6000 ft and she concludes that stall speed is increased by a fifth. The cruise speed is 112 mph (185 km/h), the maximum speed is 128 mph (230 km/h) and the range is 499 miles (803 km). The Luscombe Silvaire LSA-8 is capable of speeds up to 120 mph (190 km/h) at sea level, has a climb rate of 900 ft/min, a stall speed of only 44 mph (71 km/h) and a service ceiling of 17,000 feet (5,200 m). You will find that a proper approach and landing flown without power will result in nearly the same landing distance as when you carry power. The Luscombe 50 (Model 8) was to become the company's most famous product. Although it was alleged this might allow the installation of a small radial engine if … It sells for $90,000 and is notable for its all metal construction and polished aluminum finish. Landing distance: 450 FT. Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: ... Find and Compare LUSCOMBE 8 for sale Also Consider. Stall Speed (dirty): 37 … The MICRO Vortex Generators for the Luscombe 8, 8A, 8B, 8C,8D, 8E, 8F, T-8F are now FAA STC approved and ready forinstallation on your airplane. Improved Aileron Authority, improved control. Up for sale is my 1949 Luscombe 8F Silvaire with full electrical system. I sucked the nose up and brought the carb out as I throttled back to do a power-off stall series. Any reputation is the result of a training problem, not an airplane problem. combe Models 8A and 8E as training airplanes has been considered. Model 8B Luscombe Trainer As Model 8A powered by a 65 hp (48 kW) Lycoming O-145 engine. If you think otherwise, you are new at this sport. Specs, range, speed, operating weights and performance for the Luscombe 11E Sedan here We use cookies to help … Rotation speed is about 55 mph. new custom covers 1949 Luscombe 8F with aircraft FOR SALE. 486021, Fuel Cap-Pressure Vent. Going into a right accelerated stall, I noticed only a little wiggle in the rudder. Back in the 50's I flew a Luscombe 8A a lot and an 8E a little bit. Hey fighter guys! Like most things in airplanes it depends. I commonly operated mine at density altitudes at or above 9,000msl but when flying in lower elevations the airplane certainly wanted to float more. Testing observed by the CAA in 1940 showed that Luscombe Model 8A airplanes could lose power during takeoff or climb with 10 gallons or less fuel in … For backcountry camping, a tent is a necessity for most who aren't enamored with insects, rain, and wind while sleeping. It was an all metal aircraft with fabric covered metal wings. When perfect, A long-time Alaskan takes some international visitors for a tour of frozen Lake George, and is reminded. 1. 1946 Luscombe Silvaire 8A 1948 Luscombe 8F Silvaire Development. Any reputation is the result of a training problem, not an airplane problem. Advertisement Luscombe 1948 8F Engine make/model: Cont. Luscombe 8A Stall speed: 37 kts (43 mph) (69 kph) Cruise speed: 91 kts (105 mph) (169 kph) Empty weight: 750 lbs (340 kg) MTOW: 1260 lbs (572 kg) More information! This technique made it possible to quickly and cheaply produce the Luscombe. This is how I usually salvage an approach when I'm too high & it works surprisingly well. The CAA issued Airworthiness Maintenance Bulletin No. The vented fuel cap (shown below) and use of carburetor heat on takeoff work together to prevent interruption of fuel flow to the engine. What's the difference between a Luscombe 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, and T-8F? 40 also recommended installation of Luscombe Part No. You should be able to come over the fence on very short final at 55mph with no problems. (November 1946 production also included 65 Model 8Es with metal wings)! Once in the air the pilot discovers that the Silvaire has crisper handling than its tube-and-fabric brethren. Also flew Cessna 120 and 140 a little bit. ): 1400 Empty weight … Read More "Luscombe … Specifications (Silvaire 8-F) 1946 Luscombe Silvaire 8F. Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. low time 1946 Luscombe 8A Light Sport Airplane aircraft FOR SALE. Thanks for all the replies...I've been busy getting ready for a river trip that i leave on tomorrow. The Micro Vortex Generators for the Loscombe 8, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, T-8F are ready for installation. Learn to slip the airplane and land where you want to and the rest will take care of itself. (Luscombe 8A pictured in file photo. The Luscombe 11E Sedan produced by RA Lalli. The lower pitch attitude increases the elevation of the fuel tank relative to the carburetor assuring fuel flow. Flight testing revealed that fuel flow could be interrupted from the fuselage mounted tank as a result of acceleration and higher pitch attitudes commonly encountered in takeoff and climb. Keep in mind that the wing on a Luscombe is long and thin, not shorter and fatter like a piper and experience will prove to be your most valuable modification. The Model 8 used the new horizontally opposedsmall engines that had just been developed by the engine manufacturers. I can't remember any bad experiences with any of them. [2] Temco built about 50 Silvaires before selling the rights to the Silvaire Aircraft Corporation in 1955. What's the difference between a Luscombe 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, and T-8F? Ceiling: 14,000 FT. Takeoff distance: 1,050 FT. Horsepower: 85. What reportedly happened: About 19 years before the accident, the pilot held a… 3. For simplicity, the aircraft was designed with a round firewall to minimize frontal area and simplify construction. A later design fuel cap utilizes a rigid steel 3/8” diameter tube section extending about 8” above the cap with a 1.25” radius bend forward into the airstream. 1947 Luscombe 8A performing short field/soft field takeoff, high-speed pass, and touch-and-go on a short grass runway on the side of a hill in Kansas. FAA, STC approved. Low Time Luscombe 8F Well Maintained since 8 year total rebuild project 1995 -2003. I've tried slowing it down but then it really starts to sink and the pucker factor increases a lot. The re-sults of the tests conducted by Mr. Scoggings of Luscombe Airplane Corpora-tion, and personnel of our Flight Engineering Division are considered to be representative of the ability of the subject airplanes to perform various Basic Aircraft Products has the BPE-14 turbo alternator available for the Luscombe 8 Aircraft. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Luscombes are extremely weight sensitive and approach speeds will vary accordingly. 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