The load able to be carried by an aircraft in addition to its own weight.
- Previous research identified conventional cost drivers for aircraft CERs, to include empty weight, speed, useful load, wing area, power, landing speed, and production quantity.
- The result is an empty weight of only 1,334 pounds, leaving a useful load of 466 pounds.
- Weighing about 7000-lbs, with a useful load of 2800-lbs, Lindbergh's Sirius had a top speed of 185-mph and cruised at 150-mph.
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