June 16th, 2013, 11:39
In honor of Fathers Day, I am releasing my latest girl, the Fairchild 24. The main reason for this release is that my Dad had one and so this is also for him.
As you might know, the Fairchild 24 was born in the 1930's. The famous Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy was hired to design the interior and appointments of
the 24 which he equipped it with automotive details, like car door handles, roll down windows, plush interiors and comfortable seats like you would find in a
During WWII, a version for duty was created called the Argus. Many of these were shipped over to Europe, and some remained here (in the USA) as coastal patrol
spotters. They were able to carry 2 100 pound bombs and they had some success in spotting German U-Boots.
The 24 has a strong, welded steel tubing fuselage frame and is finished off with wooden runners top and bottom to give it a nice shape. The tail section leading
edges were wood covered and the wings featured wood ribbing with a heavy duty Spruce wood spar, and all covered in fabric/Dacron.