REVISED: 10/1/07

Rearwin

1928: R A (Rae Andrew) Rearwin Co, Salina KS. 1929: Rearwin Airplanes Inc, Kansas City KS. 1937: Acquired LeBlond Aircraft Co (Cincinnati OH), renamed as Ken-Royce motors. 1939: Rearwin Aircraft & Engines Inc. 1943: Acquired by Commonwealth Aircraft.

C-102 1942 = Cloudster 8135 impressed as USAAF UC-102A [NC33719=42-107413].


Rearwin Cloudster [NX2074x] (Eric Rearwin coll)

Cloudster - 2pChwM; span: 34'2" length: 21'6". POP total Cloudsters: 125.
8090 1939 (ATC 711) = 90hp Ken-Royce 5F; load: 605# v: 120/108/48 range: 675 ceiling: 14,000'. Robert Rummell. $3,795; also available with 120hp 7-F for $4,295. POP: 1 [N25404].

Rearwin 8125 [N34826]

8125 1939 (ATC 711) = 125hp Ken-Royce 7F; load: 760# v: 145/125/48 range: 600 ceiling: 17,000'. POP: ??.

Rearwin 8135 [NC25451]

8135, 8135T 1939 (ATC 711) = 3p 8125 with 125hp Ken-Royce 7G; v: 135/150/50 ceiling: 16,000'. POP: about 25, of which 1 modified as 8135T tandem trainer [NC34820] and 1 impressed by USAAF as UC-102A [NC33719=42-107413].


Junior - 2pOhwM; span: 36'0" length: 21'11".
Rearwin Junior 3000 Prototype [X507Y] (1931 Aero Digest)

3000 1931 (ATC 434) = 45hp Szekely SR-3; load: 430# v: 85/75/30 range: 300 ceiling: 15,000'. Noel Hockaday, Douglas Webber (designers of look-alike American Eagle Eaglet). $1,795; POP: about 20 [X507Y/508Y, NC535Y/539Y, NC553Y/557Y, NC11056/11059, NC11092, et al].
3001 1931 (ATC 434) = As previous but with 40hp Poyer. POP: 1 [X508Y], converted to 4000.
3100 1932 (ATC 481) = 50hp Szekely SR-5; length: 21'8" load: 438# v: 92/76/35 range: 240. POP: 2 [NC11059, NC12513].

Rearwin Junior 3001/4000 [NC508Y] (Eric Rearwin coll)

4000 1932 (ATC 469) = 50hp Aeromarine AR-3; length: 22'3" load: 433# v: 91/76/30 range: 240. $1,880; POP: 8, of which 1 was repowered from 3100. Offered in 1935 with 60hp AR-5 for a slight increase in performance.


Ken-Royce - 3pOB; span: 35'0" length: 25'0". Named for Rearwin's two sons, Kenneth and Royce.
Rearwin Ken-Royce 2000-C [NC591H] (Frank Rezich coll)
Rearwin Ken-Royce 2000-C [X44E] (Eric Blocher coll)

2000-C (Salina) 1929 (ATC 232, 2-106) = 170hp Curtiss Challenger; load: 885# v: 138/115/45 range: 500# ceiling: 24,000'. Fred Landgraf. Captured many first-place awards in 1929 Nationals and other competitions. $6,750; POP: 3 [X/NC44E, NC591H, NC592H].

2000-CO 1930 (ATC 314) = 165hp Continental A-70; load: 912# v: 135/107/45 range: 550 ceiling: 24,000'. $6,500; POP: 2 [NC400V, NC12579].


Skyranger - 2pChwM; span: 34'0" length: 21'9". POP total Skyrangers: 275.
165 1940 = 65hp Continental A-65; load: 590# v: 105/95/38 range: 495 ceiling: 12,000'.

175 1940 (ATC 729) = 75hp Continental A-75; load: 590# v: 110/100/40 range: 450 ceiling: 14,000'. Robert Rummel; final Rearwin design. $2,295.

180 1940 (ATC 729) = 175 with 80hp Continental A-80 or Franklin. $2,475.

Rearwin Skyranger 185 (John K Lewis coll)

185 194? = 85hp Continental C-85-12.

190F 194? (ATC 729) = 90hp Franklin 4AC; v: 114/103/38 range: 600 ceiling: 14,000'.


Rearwin Speedster (Eric Rearwin coll)

Speedster - 2pChwM; span: 32'0" length: 21'6" (?>22'2").
6000C 1935 (ATC 653) = 95hp Cirrus Hi-Drive; load: 598# v: 144/120/46 range: 600. ATC issued in 1937. $3,295; POP: 2 [X12588, NC15865].

6000M 1935 (ATC 661) = 125hp Menasco C-4; load: 616# v: 166/140/48 range: 540. $4,390; POP: about 16.


Rearwin Sportster [N20713] (Eric Rearwin coll)

Sportster - 2pChwM; span: 35'0" length: 22'3".
7000 1935 (574) = 70hp LeBlond; load: 557# v: 110/98/35 range: 75 ceiling: 14,000'. Henry Weeks, based on Wyandotte Pup. $2,095-2,468; POP: 75.

8500 1935 (ATC 591) = 85hp LeBlond 5DF; load: 580# v: 116/103/35 range: 475 ceiling: 15,200'. POP: at least 50.

9000-KR 1935 (ATC 624) = 8500 with 90hp Ken-Royce in enclosed cowl; load: 630# v: 125/115/38 range: 500# ceiling: 14,800' (1939 data). POP: ??; 2 impressed by AAF in 1942 as UC-102 [42-97046/97047].

9000-L 1935 (ATC 624) = 90hp LeBlond; load: 630# v: 123/110/38 range: 450 ceiling: 15,000'. Several built in Sweden 1938 under license as Götaverken GV-38 with Warner and Ken-Royce motors.

9000-W 1937 (ATC 624, 2-524) = 90hp Warner; load: 599# v: 120/110/42 range: 420. $3,500; POP: about 10.


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