United States Agreed To Cancel The Race Rather Than Win By A Flyaway
OCTOBER 25--When all foreign entrants withdrew from the Schneider Cup Race to be held at Bayshore Park, Md., the United States agreed to cancel the race rather than win by a flyaway. Instead, the Navy staged a series of record attempts in which the scheduled contestants and other naval aircraft put 17 world's records in the book for Class C seaplanes as follows: Lieutenant G. T. Cuddihy, in a CR-3 powered with a Curtiss D-12 engine, broke a maximum world speed record of almost two years standing with 188.078 m.p.h. Lieutenant R. A. Ofstie, in a CR-3 with a Curtiss D-12 engine, broke world speed records for 100, 200 and 500 kilometers with marks of 178.25 m.p.h. for the 100 and 200 and 161.14 for the 500.
G. R. Henderson, in a PN-7 flying boat equipped with two Wright T-2 engines,
set four records for speed over 100 and 200 kilometers with loads of 250
and 500 kilograms, all at 78.507 m.p.h; and four records with a useful
load of 1,000 kilograms with a speed of 78.507 m.p.h. for 100 and 200 kilometers,
a distance record of 248.55 miles and a duration record of 5 hours, 28
minutes, 43 seconds. Lieutenant O. B. Hardison, also in a PN-7, set world
records for speed over 100 kilometers, and for distance with a useful load
of 1,500 kilograms at 68.4 m.p.h. and 62.137 miles, and three more with
a useful load of 2,000 kilograms in speed for 100 kilometers of 68.4 m.p.h.,
distance 62.137 miles, and duration 1 hour, 49 minutes, 11.9 seconds.
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