Manufactured by Alexander
This Eaglerock is known as a "Longwing" because the lower wings have a greater span than the uppers. This was done to reduce the wing loading which would give the ship better performance at high altitudes. The "longwing" idea proved to be of marginal value and was soon dropped.
The ship is powered by a 90 horsepower Curtiss OX-5 engine of World War One vintage. Following World War One, many OX-5 engines were available at low prices and these engines powered many of America's civil aircraft for over a decade following the end of the conflict. This Eaglerock would cruise at about 70 miles per hour. The ship represents the state of the art in 1926.
The Alexander Aircraft Corporation had financial problems in the early 1930's and liquidated. Most of the Alexander assets were acquired by Aircraft Mechanics Incorporated, now known and A.M.I. and the Alexander legacy continued in A.M.I. for many years. The company still exists today.
When Alexander Aircraft was building the Eaglerocks in Englewood, they maintained a flying field in Denver County. This field was located where the Marriott Hotel Southeast now stands (1-25 and Hamden).
This Alexander Eaglerock was built in Englewood, Colorado in 1926. It was the sixteenth Eaglerock off the production line. Alexander built about 100 of these aircraft in Englewood before their factory burned. They then moved to Colorado Springs where they built approximately 1000 more Alexander aircraft. During the period 1926-1931, Alexander Aircraft was the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world.
- Role/Category: Civilian
- Powerplant: 90 Horsepower Curtiss OX-5 Engine
- Speed: 70 MPH