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Zerbe Air Sedan


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An attempt at passenger airplanes, the Zerbe Air Sedan wasn't entirely successful. An odd looking plane with four wings.

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Zerbe Air Sedan

  1. 1. The Zerbe Air Sedan was an early attempt at a passenger plane
  2. 2. At the Dominguez Air Meet in California,Professor J. S. Zerbe attempted to fly hismultiplanePicking up speed, its front wheel hit a holeCollapsed… damaged a wing
  3. 3. Zerbe began building an airplane for agroup of Missouri businessmenThe design had with a fully enclosedcockpit and passenger areaThe aircraft looked more like a small buswith four wings mounted on top
  4. 4. Zerbe used a wing warping system for controlThe more common elevator system would haveworked betterThe war surplus rotary engine from Francethrew castor oil on the planes windshield,blocking the pilot’s vision
  5. 5. It supposedly flew 1,000 feetSome say the plane flew fifty feet off the groundSome say fifty inchesOthers mention a few hops off the ground
  6. 6. After Washington County Fairgrounds,Zerbe disappears from historyThe fate of the Zerbe Air Sedanremains a mysteryCould it be in some old Arkansas barn?
  7. 7. More Interesting Planes 200 Pictures Nook aviation-history-in-pictures-richard-jane/1109149770?ean=2940013973725 Kindle