TriMotor Planes

Henry Ford's Tri-motor Plane was introduced in 1927 and dubbed the "Tin Goose". The Tri-Motor was
developed from several earlier designs and became America’s first successful airliner. A real workhorse
of it's days, passenger travel in the 5-AT was anything but pleasent. Tri-motors of the era flew at low
speeds in the turbulent strata close to the ground. They smelled of hot oil and metal, leather seats and
the disinfectant used to clean up after airsick passengers. It was not unusual to hose out the entire
interior of a plane after completing a turbulent flight. Never the less, these airplanes were well liked by
the pilots who flew them and there are still a few in opporation today with a current value in excess of
$1,500,000.00

Manual # 8

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