Project Description





Fairchild 22 Model C7

Role:  Two-seat light touring or training monoplane

National Origin: United States

Manufacturer: Fairchild Aircraft Corporation

First Flight: 1931

Primary User: US Private Owner Market

Number Built: 127

The aircraft was designed by Kreider-Reisner during negotiations by Sherman Fairchild to take a major share in the company. Marketed as the Fairchild 22 Model C7 the aircraft was certified in March 1931. The Fairchild 22 was a mixed-construction braced parasol-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and a braced tail unit. It had two tandem open cockpits and was initially powered by a 80hp (60kW) Armstrong Siddeley Genet radial engine. After test flying the prototype the first production aircraft were re-engined with a 75hp (56kW) Michigan Rover inverted inline engine. The aircraft was fitted with both inline and radial piston engines.

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
  • Wing area: 173 ft2 (16.07 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1102 lb (500 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1750 lb (794 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Super Scarab 7-cyliner radial piston engine, 145 hp (108 kW


  • Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h)
  • Range: 350 miles (563 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6095 m)