Nicholas-Beazley NB-8


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Nicholas-Beazley NB-8

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Barry, 11.07.2016 14:52

Designed by Tom Kirkup some 58 were manufactured in total with some still extent to this day and possibly two of them in flying condition. Originally powered by a 36 h.p Aeronca two cylinder engine it was decided to use the more powerful Armstrong Siddeley Genet offering some 80 h.p. The wings were foldable.

Span 37'6" Length 20'3"

Max speed 110 mph Cruising speed 83 mph Range 400 miles Service ceiling 18,000 ft


Tina Cord., e-mail, 22.09.2010 22:24

.....i seemed to have answered my own question
Nicholas Beazley NB-8G: The Nicholas Beazley Company was formed in 1921 by Russell Nicholas and Howard Beazley in Marshall, MO as an aircraft supply house.


Tina Cord, e-mail, 22.09.2010 22:08

I just came from a bldg that has a sign posted "This building was the original home of Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Co. Today it is Conagra Foods". I don't know much about A /C's but would like to know if NB is a person's name or the name of an A /C?? and, has the spelling been mistakenly changed over the years by a typo??


George Popa, e-mail, 02.04.2010 07:54

Just visited John Cowling in Montague,CA to bring him steel sculptures of some of the classic planes he restores and got to see his NB-8. It's complete and looks well cared for.
It's a small plane and has lots of charm. If anybody can make it like new,it's John. Have never seen one before. Lucky day.


Walt Calkins, e-mail, 06.03.2010 17:06

If anyone has knowledge of any blueprints, engineering drawings, etc. of an NB-8 I would like to know of them. I am part of a team rebuilding an NB-8 (N12518) and would very much appreciate knowing of any documentation available. After the rebuild the documents will most likely be donated to the museum in Marshall.


David Duffer, e-mail, 15.02.2010 06:22

The Nicholas-Beazley Avation Museum at Marshall, Mo. has a airworthy NB-8 on display along with a Barling NB-3 and other aircraft. The NB-8 and NB-3 were both built By the Nicholas-Beazley Aircraft Company in Marshall.


William Hayden, e-mail, 26.01.2010 17:46

Folks should be aware that there is now a first-class Nicholas-Beasley museum at the Marshall Missouri airport with two static displays and considerable associated information, including brochures for the first School of Flight in the country in the mid-teens! Worth the trip!


Dave Mocabee, e-mail, 15.01.2010 06:47

I remember a Nicholas-Beazley at a small airport in Chiloquin, Oregon about 1937. I don't remember the name of the owner.


Roger Moore, e-mail, 26.06.2008 19:36

I beleve the sole remaining model of this aircraft is in the Creve Couer Airport museum in St.Louis, Mo.


James F. Williams, e-mail, 24.05.2008 03:29

This A /C was built in Marshall, MO. 1919-1923 Running a search for it on the Web brings up a number of links associated with it


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