Taylorcraft Model B Trainer
Single-engine Two-seat High-wing Light Cabin Monoplane
1939 Taylorcraft BL-65 (N23844, s/n 1480)
Role: Personal and training aircraft
Manufacturer: Taylorcraft Aircraft
Designed by: Clarence Gilbert Taylor
Developed from: Taylorcraft Model A
Variants: Taylorcraft Auster
The Taylorcraft B is a light, side-by-side two place, single engine, high wing general aviation monoplane that was built by the Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation of Alliance, Ohio. The aircraft was available as a land plane and a floatplane.
Specifications and Performance Data3
Two-seat light cabin monoplane.
High-wing braced monoplane.
Wings attached to top of fuselage and braced to lower longerons by steel-tube Vee struts, which have vertical intermediate struts located at their centers.
Wing structure consists of two wood-spars, wood-ribs, and fabric covering.
Welded steel-tube structure, covered with fabric.
Wire-braced monoplane type.
Welded steel-tube framework, covered with fabric.
Consists of two faired side Vees hinged to the lower fuselage longerons, with bent half-axles sprung on the center-line of the underside of the fuselage by rubber shock-absorber cord.
Welded steel-tube swivelling tail-wheel.
One 65-hp Lycoming O-145-B2, Continental A-65 or Franklin 4AC-176 four-cylinder opposed air-cooled engine.
Fuel capacity: 12 U.S. gallons.
Auxiliary tank (6 U.S. gallons capacity) may be installed.
Enclosed cabin, seating two side-by-side, with dual control.