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|8135 Cloudster at New England Air Museum, Bradley Locks, CT
The Rearwin Cloudster was a civil utility aircraft produced in the United States in 1939. It was a strut-braced, high-wing monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cabin and fixed, tailskid undercarriage.
It was a larger and more powerful derivative of the Rearwin Sportster with the 8090 and 8125 models having side-by-side seating instead of the Sportster's tandem seating. The 8135 Cloudster had three seats.
Twenty examples were produced with tandem seating for Pan Am to use as trainers, and another 25 Cloudsters were exported as trainers to Iran.
- Cloudster 8090 - version with Ken-Royce 5F 90 h.p. engine - two seat
- Cloudster 8125 - version with Ken-Royce 7F 125 h.p. engine - two seat
- Cloudster 8135 - version with Ken-Royce 7G 125 h.p engine - three seat
- Cloudster 8135T - tandem version of Cloudster 8135 for Pan Am
Data from "Rearwin Cloudster"
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 1–2 passengers
- Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
- Wingspan: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)
- Height: 7 ft 4 in (2.23 m)
- Wing area: 162 ft² (15.0 m²)
- Empty weight: 1,140 lb (520 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,900 lb (860 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Ken-Royce 7G, 125 hp (93 kW)
- Maximum speed: 135 mph (216 km/h)
- Range: 600 miles (960 km)
- Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,900 m)
- Rate of climb: 860 ft/min (4.4 m/s)
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Published - July 2009