Goodyear GA-22A Drake

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Goodyear GA-22A Drake

Postby Louis » Thu May 28, 2009 4:03 pm

Anyone with good info/photos on the Drake?

The prototype was donated to the EAA museum in Oshkosh, however it is not on display.
Anyone with connections for some close-up photos?
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Re: Goodyear GA-22A Drake

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu May 28, 2009 4:26 pm

I might have some data on the Goodyears somewhere, but I hope these will do 'til then.

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Re: Goodyear GA-22A Drake

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu May 28, 2009 6:38 pm

I think I still have more somewhere, but heres an article from the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) magazine by the late Peter Bowers.

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Re: Goodyear GA-22A Drake

Postby Louis » Thu May 28, 2009 6:56 pm

Thank you ! This is perfect.
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Re: Goodyear GA-22A Drake

Postby oceanskimmer » Fri May 29, 2009 8:50 pm

great photos and info,does anyone have a drawing.

regards

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Re: Goodyear GA-22A Drake

Postby Walter » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:03 pm

I stumbled on some puzzles when reading about Goodyear`s GA-22 Drake.
Fact is that N5516M is in the hands of the EAA and this seems the only surviving example of the GA-1/GA-2/GA-22 series.
Often it is reported that ONE GA-22 was built. But I have a photo of N5515M so could there have been TWO?. Both registrations are also mentioned on the aerofiles.com site. Unless Goodyear used both registrations for the same aircraft, N5515M when a GA-22 and N5516M when modified as GA-22A and now with the EAA, but this seems very unlikely to me.
Was the name Drake official?. JAWA in its 1951 edition only calls it the GA-22 and Peter M.Bowers in AOPA article calls it Duck
for which Goodyear obtained ATC 1A-12 (the Duck had ATC A-784). However, in E.R. Johnson`s American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft it is called the Drake and it also reported Quote: but the aircraft was never certificated for production, Unquote , and Quote: The sole example was donated to the Experimental Aircraft Museum in 1066, Unquote.
So please help!
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