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1924 Travel Air 1000, c/n 1, NC241
1929 Travel Air 4000, c/n 1295, NC367M
1932 17R, c/n 1, NC499N
1934 B17L, c/n 21, NC14409 - Collins Staggerwing
1936 C17L, c/n 100, N962W - Cianchette Staggerwing
1938 S18D, c/n 178, CF-BKO
1938 E17B, c/n 231, NC19467 - O.A. Beech Staggerwing
1939 F17D, c/n 333, NC20798
1940 D17S, c/n 395, N20753 - Parker Staggerwing
1944 D17S, c/n 6914, N35JM – Munroe Staggerwing
1946 G17S, c/n B-3, N44G - "Big Red"
1946 G17S, c/n B-7, NC80308 – Parker Staggerwing #2
1947 35, c/n 18, NC80418
1952 D18S, c/n A-935, N4477
1954 C-45H, c/n AF-824, N7916A
1959 Super E18S, c/n BA-453, N712JS - "Miss Maine"
Travel Air Model R "Mystery Ship" Racing Wings and Tail Group
Model 17 Gear Retraction Model
Model 17 Windtunnel Model
UC-45J Cockpit Display
1960 95-55, c/n TC-1, N9695R – Kimmel Baron
1989 A-36, c/n E-2503, N9697R – Reiss Turbine Bonanza
1962 D-50E Excalibur, c/n DH-326, N14VU – Fabick Twin Bonanza
1961 Super V Bonanza, c/n SV-109D-549, N3124V
Cutaway Bonanza V-35B
1994 Model 2000A Starship, c/n NC-49, XA-TQF, ex-N8224Q
1999 Cianchette Lionheart , c/n 003, N985CC
In 1999, Chuck Cianchette and his brother Ken, both of Pittsfield, ME completed a Griffon Aerospace Lionheart kit. The fuselage, wings, stabilizers, and control surfaces of Lionheart are of composite construction, with carbon fiber used in the wing spar caps. The fuselage is made with a simple composite ring bulkhead and a typical composite shear box for the lower wing. These major structural elements are bonded to the inside of the fuselage shells. Griffon Aerospace joins the shells to the major ring bulkhead, firewall, and one of the aft bulkheads, at their Huntsville, AL factory.
Both wings are cantilevered, so no struts or wires are necessary. Lionheart’s overall size is very similar to the stock Staggerwing, but the cabin interior is lengthened slightly to provide six-place seating. The Cianchette family donated the Lionheart to the Museum.
Model: Griffon Aerospace Lionheart
c/n: 003, mfg 1999
Number Built: 5
Gross Weight (lbs): 5,200
Wingspan (ft): 31'
Height (ft): 8'6"
Engine: P&W R-985 "wasp jr"
Type Certificate: N/a (Experimental)
Cruise Speed (mph): 210
Maximum Speed (mph): 232
Length (ft): 27' 3"
Fuel-STD/OPT (gals): 152
Output (hp): 450
P.O. Box 550 - Tullahoma, TN 37388
P:(931)455-1974 - F:(931)455-1994
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