Meyers OTW

Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  Virtual Aircraft Museum / USA / Meyers  

Meyers OTW

There is no text information for this aircraft at the moment.

Comments
Barry, 21.03.2016 17:50

Designed for the civilian war training scheme where private schools would provide tuition for military personnel there were three models of this craft, plus a one off re-engined model.The first model was the OTW 125 with 125 h.p. Walter Scarab, the next model was the OTW 145 with a 145 h.p. Walter Super Scarab and finally the OTW 160 with a 160 h.p. Kinner R-5 (photographed here).A total of 105 were built between 1936 and 1944 with some still extent to this day.

Span 30'0" Length 22'8" Height 8'6" Wing area 262 sq ft
Empty weight 1,340 lb Gross weight 1,910 lb

Kinner R-5 engine:
Max Speed 120 mph Cruise Speed 105 mph Range 400 miles
Service ceiling 17,500 ft.

reply

john willson, e-mail, 26.08.2014 02:32

I have the prop of Commander Downey's Meyers in my den. He and my dad, Bud Willson rebuilt it in our basement in Clarendon Hills in the '60's. I used to ride my bike to Hindsale Airport and polish the fuselage for rides. How I have the prop, is another story.

reply

Bob Maddox, e-mail, 04.07.2013 08:22

I was former owner of OTW N34322 in early '70"s. I flew our machine wirh Capt Chuck Downey at NAS Lakehurst, in an airshow. I would link to get in touch with Chuck Downey. I go to the EAA AirVenture, at OSH, nearly every year. I still fly the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-54. I'm fo

reply

Joanne Schleich, e-mail, 07.01.2021 Bob Maddox

Currently have the OTW N34322 that was my father's. I'm managing his estate and am looking to see if anyone has interest in buying this beautiful bird. Still have current annual and this baby starts right up; just needs someone to enjoy it as much as my dad did.

reply

Bob Maddox, e-mail, 04.07.2013 08:21

I flew with Capt Downey in early '70's with Chuck in my OTW N34322 I WOULd like to reach out to chuck. that was a fun day of playing TAG

reply

Bob Maddox, e-mail, 04.07.2013 07:56

I was former owner of OTW N34322 in early '70"s. I flew our machine wirh Capt Chuck Downey at NAS Lakehurst, in an airshow. I would link to get in touch with Chuck Downey. I go to the EAA AirVenture, at OSH, nearly every year. I still fly the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-54. I'm fo

reply

MIKE TIRPAK, e-mail, 06.05.2012 17:13

I WAS BORN IN ADRIAN MI IN MARCH OF 1945. WE LIVED AT THE TIME IN TECUMSEH MI RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO TECUMSEH PRODUCTS. MY DAD, GEORGE, WORKED AT MEYERS DURING THE WAR. HE WAS AN ACE WELDER AND BUILT MOTOR MOUNTS FOR BOMBERS. AS I RECALL HE SAID THEY WERE MADE OF CHROME MOLLY. ALSO DID SOME WORK ON MEYERS PLANES I BELIEVE.HIM AND AL MEYERS WERE GOOD FRIENDS FOR YEARS.

reply

Joe Wolf, e-mail, 17.01.2012 09:00

I got a short hop in a Meyers in 2007 at a fly-in at the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome of the Vintage Aircraft Historical Foundation. I was told it was one of three and was "drafted" by the USAAC in WW2 for trainer duty. Their webpage has pix of it and I can supply some jpgs too. If you want them email me at wolfbear@gvtc.com

reply

Wi[[iam E. Smith, e-mail, 30.10.2011 20:39

Iwas looking for Info on the Meyers 200B This was the fastess light aircraft I ever flew 4 place low wing 30ft wing span and a 260hp engine Took it to a light plane airrace at Deer valley airport in Arizona beat them all Plane was owned by Bill Broadbeck from Bakersfield Ca. back in 1965 Thanks WES

reply

Bob Maddox, e-mail, 26.05.2011 06:40

Capt Chuck Downey, I believe I flew an air demonstration, with him, of TWO Meyers OTWs. It was at Lakehurst NAS, ABOUT 1970. I WAS 1 /2 OWNER OF N 34322. TWO otw CHASING AROUND EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF HANGAR #1m at 2-300 feet !Our machime was sold, and currently owned by a gent, in UPSTATE ny. We had a Kinner R-56, converted back to R-55, cleaner operations from leaky rocker boxes.

reply

Bob Brodeur, e-mail, 19.12.2010 18:35

I owned serial #26490 in 1951-1952. I installed a new engine in it in 1951. Am now 80 years old and have fond memories of my flying time in the Myers OTW.

reply

James A. Golden, e-mail, 14.11.2010 14:38

There is an OTW Meyers, #26490, just like that airplane still certified for flight in Maryland. It was sold to a civilian in early 1941 and taken over by the Navy for a trainer late that year. I can send you some photos.

reply

Robert Showalter, e-mail, 04.11.2010 16:36

I owned Meyers OTW serial #1 in 1954. N15784. Last known to be in the Air Force Museum at Forbes Air Force Base Topeka, Kansas

reply

Walter "LEO" Ranlin, e-mail, 05.04.2010 10:02

I have the paper work of one that was shipped from the Factory to Marguerite Gambo Flijght school 1939 in Honolulu, after the WAR BROKE OUT 12 /7 /1941 all aircraft except one FAIRCHILD 24 WHICH ms WOODS WAS ALOUD TO SERVE THE HANSENS DISEASE COLONY ON molokai Island for amonth or two SHE SOLD all her planes to Charlie Babb in CA

reply

Bob Morris, e-mail, 16.03.2010 00:57

the OTW125 has a 125h.p. Warner Scarab, 145=145 Warner Scarab, and the 160 a 160 h.p. Kinner R-65

reply

Dan Betzoldt, e-mail, 22.12.2009 04:50

This OTW (out to win ) is owned by Capt. Chuck Downey near Chicago . In his 80's, still very active with this aircraft. Completed a round trip to Flabob airport to attend the Meyers Aircraft Owners Association reunion this past June.

reply

Do you have any comments?

Name    E-mail


All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com