Cadet Baker-McMillen   

General Details
Manufacturer: Baker-McMillen
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Frank R. Gross
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 30
L/DMax: 20
MinSink: 0.97 m/s / 3.2 fps / 1.90 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
11.43 37.5 15.05 162 104 230 82 180 186 410 12.36 3.1 0 0
Aspect ratio: 8.7
Structure: steel tube fuselage, wood dual spar/ dual strut wing, wire braced wood tail, all fabric covered

The Cadet was designed in 1929 by Dr. Gross, a former member of the Akaflieg Darmstadt, as an improvement offering some soaring capability over the existing primary gliders. Jack O’Meara, a demonstration pilot for Baker Mcmillen, flew a Cadet off South Mountain at Elmira, NY for 1 hour and 38 minutes in the summer of 1930 starting what was to become Harris Hill as the home of American gliding. One Cadet even flew on twin floats, and three of them (along with a Sky Gost, another Gross design) were towed at on time by a goodyear Blimp over Akron, OH. One remains airworthy.


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