The Cessna CR-1 was a short-lived air racer that was part of the CR series of Cessna Racers
|National origin||United States of America|
|Manufacturer||Clyde V. Cessna Aircraft Company|
Design and development
The Cessna CR-1 was built using $1200 in winnings from the Cessna GC-1.
The aircraft was tested by Eldon Cessna. The one and only flight required a 100 mph launch speed, and 130 mph approach speed to keep the aircraft controllable.
After the sole test flight, the CR-1 was grounded and redesigned as the Cessna CR-2.
Specifications (Cessna CR-1)
Data from Sport Aviation
- Capacity: 1
- Length: 12 ft (3.7 m)
- Wingspan: 16 ft (4.9 m)
- Wing area: 40 sq ft (3.7 m2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab 422 radial, 110 hp (82 kW)