Proving the Flamingo's Wing Strength

(Air Pix Aviation Photos collection)

Some information from aerofiles.com

Halpin

Flamingo

The Flamingo built in 1928 had a 410hp P&W Wasp engine. Wingspan: 48'0"  Length: 30'0"  and carried a load of 2050# v: 138/115/45 range: 1000. T E Halpin (formerly with Stout Aircraft). (Thomas E) Halpin Development Co, Lunken Airport, Cincinnati Ohio was reorganized as Metal Aircraft Corp.

All-Metal Tranship of 1929 was a 6-7 passenger ChwM; 525hp P&W Wasp; span: 50'0" length: 32'6" load: 2640# v: 135/115/48 range: 900. $21,000. Optional 525hp Wright Cyclone.



G-1 1928 (2-19) = 5pChwM; 450hp P&W Wasp C. POP: 1 [C7690]. Continuation of the Halpin Flamingo.

Flamingo G-2 [NC588] (Frank Rezich coll)

G-2 1929 (2-63) = 6p G-1. POP: 1 [NC588].

G-2-H 1929 (192 2-67 2-75) = 6-8pChwM; 525hp Hornet A; span: 50'0" length: 32'6" load: 2313# v: 140/115/62 range: 810. $23,800; POP: see next. (2-67) was 6p modification for [NC9304], (2-75) for 8p.

Flamingo G-2-W [NC656E] (Frank Rezich coll)

G-2-W 1929 (192 2-62) = 8pChwM; 410hp P&W Wasp; load: 2430# v: 135/115/60 range: 850. $21,000; POP total G-2: 21. (2-62) for conversions of G-2 models to 450hp P&W Wasp SC.

G-MT-6 1928 = 5pChwM; 410hp P&W Wasp and 525hp Hornet; span: 50'0" length: 32'8". Ralph R Graichen. POP: 2 prototypes of G-2-H and -W.

Flamingo

5/1/28: Metal Aircraft Corp, Lunken Airport, Cincinnati OH, on acquisition of Halpin Co. 9/x/29: Sold (with Mason & Dixon Air Line) to Robert Schryver, Columbus OH.

All-Metal Tranship 1929 = 6-7pChwM; 525hp P&W Wasp; span: 50'0" length: 32'6" load: 2640# v: 135/115/48 range: 900. $21,000. Optional 525hp Wright Cyclone.

Flamingo with a full wingload (Scott Ladrigan coll)

G-1 1928 (ATC 2-19) = Continuation of Halpin Flamingo. 5pChwM; 450hp P&W Wasp C. POP: 1 [C7690].

Flamingo G-2 [NC588] (Frank Rezich coll)

G-2 1929 (2-63) = 6p G-1. POP: 1 [NC588].

G-2-H 1929 (ATC 192, 2-67, 2-75) = 6-8pChwM; 525hp Hornet A; span: 50'0" length: 32'6" load: 2313# v: 140/115/62 range: 810. $23,800; POP: see next. (2-67) was 6p modification for [NC9304], (2-75) for 8p.

 Flamingo G-2-W [NC656E] (Frank Rezich coll)

G-2-W 1929 (ATC 192, 2-62) = 8pChwM; 410hp P&W Wasp; load: 2430# v: 135/115/60 range: 850. $21,000; POP total G-2: 21. (2-62) for conversions of G-2 models to 450hp P&W Wasp SC.

G-MT-6 1928 = 5pChwM; 410hp P&W Wasp and 525hp Hornet; span: 50'0" length: 32'8". Ralph R Graichen. POP: 2 prototypes of G-2-H and -W.