The Porterfield Collegiate is an American-built two-seat trainingand touring monoplane built by the Porterfield Aircraft Corporation ofKansas City.
Developed originally as the Porterfield Zephyr, under Approved TypeCertificate (ATC) 2-530, it is a light-weight version of theearlier Model 35 Flyabout for use as a pilot trainer. Powered by a 40hp (30 kW) Continental A-40 engine it was later re-designated thePorterfield CP-40. To improve performance, under ATC 690, the enginewas replaced with a 50 hp (47 kW) Continental A50-4 engine andre-designated the CP-50 Collegiate. It is a braced high-wing monoplanewith a tail skid fixed landing gear. The two bracing struts run inparallel from the bottom of the fuselage and the tailplane was fixedto the top of the rear fuselage. Due to the narrowness of thefuselage, particularly to the rear of the cabin, the type is nicknamed"Skinny Bird". In 1940, under ATC 720, the power was again uppedto the popular 65-horsepower Continental A-65, pushing cruise to 100mph, with a 500-pound useful load permitting a 300-statute-milerange.
Though roughly in the same general class with the tandem-seat PiperCub, Aeronca Champ, and Interstate Cadet -- and the side-by-sideseating Aeronca Chief, Taylorcraft BC-12D and Luscombe 8 -- thetandem-seat Porterfield is visually distinguishable from them by itstwin parallel wing struts on each side (compared to the V-shapedstruts on the other planes), and by its largely symmetrical airfoilwing.
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