Culver Aircraft Company
/ Culver Cadet
The Culver Cadet is an American two-seat light monoplane aircraft.
Initial production version powered by a 75 hp (56 kW) Continental A75-8.
Improved variant with an 80 hp (60 kW) Franklin 4AC-176-F3, Franklin 4AC-176-D2, or Franklin 4AC-176-D3 engine, and a full electrical system and engine starter.
Limited edition variant with a 90 hp (67 kW) Franklin 4AC-199-E3 engine.
LAR (Army A-8)
Initial designation of military radio-controlled drone version, later redesignated PQ-8.
LAR-90 (Army PQ-8)
Initial production military drone version, 200 built.
PQ-8 powered by a 125 hp (93 kW) Lycoming O-290 engine, redesignated Q-8A in 1948, 200 built.
PQ-8A redesignated in 1948.
One PQ-8 for evaluation by the United States Navy.
Production version of the PQ-8A for the Navy, 200 built.
17 ft 8 in (5.38 m)
27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
120 sq ft (11.15 m2)
806 lb (366 kg)
Max take-off weight
1,305 lb (592 kg)
1 × Franklin 4AC-176-F3 flat-four piston, 80 hp (60 kW)
142 mph (229 km/h, 123 kn)
500 mi (805 km, 430 nmi)
17,000 ft (5,180 m).
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