The Luscombe Model 8E is a two place side-by-side strut braced, high-wing cabin monoplane powered by a single eighty-five horsepower, four cylinder air-cooled engine.
The airplane was designed as a cross country airplane for the private flier, but was also used in training. It is equipped with dual controls (a stick, not a control yoke), but only has brakes on the left side. Wide doors on both sides of the fuselage make for easy entrance and exit.
The fuselage is a monoque structure made of aluminum. Luscombes are known to be very strong and durable due to the materials and workmanship used in their construction.
Power Plant: / Continental 85 HP
Seats: / Two (Side by Side)
Gross Weight: / 1400 lbs.
Empty Weight: / 1050 lbs. (approx.)
Top Speed: / 120 MPH
Cruising Speed: / 103 MPH
Rate of Climb: / 600 Feet per Minute at 72 MPH
Service Ceiling / 16,500 Feet
Fuel Tank: / 15 Gallons
The Luscombe was donated to the Arkansas Air Museum by Arthur Hollenbeck, a Life Member of the Museum and former President of the Board of Directors April 24, 2006