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Photo ID: 1031001
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Model: C-165 Airmaster Registration: NC19498
Year: 1939 Serial Number: 467
Engine: Warner 165 Owner:
Location: Photographer: Submitted by SPA
Date: Present Registration: NC19498 Present Owner (FAA info): B.J. Larson, Santa Paula, CA
Notes: The Cessna Airmaster is a four-place aircraft. They have a one-piece, wood construction and fabric covered, strutless wing with flaps. The welded steel tubular fuselage is fabric covered and has a cabin door on each side. Cruising speed is nearly 150-mph. The Airmaster is quite a slick machine!

The Army version of the C-165 was the UC-94. The C-145 and C-165 Airmasters were identical except for the Warner 145 or 165-hp engine. Several prop options are available and NC19498 appears to have an Aeromatic.

The engine is a seven-cylinder, Warner radial. The "R-500 Super-Scarab 165" has 499 cubic inches and an SAE-20, splined crankshaft.

The Seaplane Pilot's Association has graciously granted permission for the non-commercial publication of this photograph on www.flyinghigher.net only. They remark: "This is the only known Airmaster on floats. This one has been placed on contemporary amphibious floats instead of the original EDO floats." According to FAA Aircraft Spec A701, the original Edo straight floats would have been the 44-2425's.

Check Sea Planes.org for more on SPA and for info on their beautiful "Water Flying" magazine. You will enjoy both the photos and the articles!
 
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