Tech Specs

Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-74, N414H

  • Serial Number: 74
  • First Flown: September 4, 1929
  • Price new: $55,000
  • Total airframe hours: 16,000
  • Specifications
  • Powerplants: 3 Pratt & Whitney R985, 450hp each
  • Propellers: Hamilton constant speed
  • Length: 49 feet 10 inches
  • Height: 13 feet 8 inches
  • Wingspan: 77 feet 10 inches
  • Wing area: 835 square feet
  • Wing loading: 16.1 lbs / square foot
  • Power loading: 9.25 lbs / hp
  • Seats: Originally 15 + 2 crew (now 10 +2)
  • Empty weight: 9,188 lbs
  • Gross weight (single pilot): 12,500 lbs
  • Gross weight, special conditions: 13,250 lbs
  • Useful load: 3,312 lbs
  • Payload with full fuel: 2,130 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 355 gallons
  • Oil Capacity: 9 gallons per engine
  • Baggage capacity: 1,240 lbs

Performance

  • Rate of climb, sea level: 1,100 feet per minute
  • One-engine-out rate of climb (MSL): 200 feet per minute
  • Max level speed, sea level: 144 mph IAS
  • Normal cruise: 95 mph IAS
  • Service ceiling: 17,500 feet
  • Absolute ceiling: 18,800 feet
  • Fuel burn: 60 – 90 gallons per hour
  • Noise level in cockpit: What did you say?

Value of Aircraft

  • Value of Aircraft
  • Price new in 1929: $55,000
  • Price in 2005: Priceless