Great Lakes 2T-1A 'Sportster' Replica

Great Lakes 2T-1A 'Sportster' Replica at the New England Air Museum


Type:   Sport trainer/tourer
Crew:   2
Length:   20' 6”
Height:   7' 4”
Wingspan:   26' 8”
Rotor Diameter:   
Empty Weight:   1,140 lbs.
Gross Weight:   1,759 lbs.
Cruise Speed:   110 mph
Maximum Speed:   135 mph
Range:   300 mi.
Service Ceiling:   12,400
Powerplant:   Ranger 6-440C-5
Year:   Original 1929-1932; Replica 1980
Serial No.:   6991K-420
Registration:   N107C
Location:   Civil Hangar

Gift of C. Lawrence Carlson

Some 200 copies of this model aircraft were built between 1929 and 1932. Because of their universal appeal and aerobatic excellence the little ship dominated air shows into the 1960's. Its swept-back upper wing gave it a very high rate of roll and with larger engines it was very responsive. The plane was so popular that it was revived and several more were built between 1974 and 1978. Because it was very well equipped with instruments and radios it was a welcome guest at any airport.

This replica was built by Mr. C. Lawrence Carlson of Rocky Hill, CT from original company plans. It was flown by him until he donated it to the Museum in December, 1991.

Today, the Great Lakes Aircraft Company is building a new Model 2T-1A-1/2 as fully aerobatic aircraft for those looking for as they state “...highly capable aerobatic aircraft with docile handling attributes.”

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