Nixon Special

  Base model:Special
  Basic role:Homebuilt

  Gross Weight: 500 lb 226 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Hall-Scott 1909 A-1
  Horsepower (each): 32

  Range: 550 miles 885 km
  Max Speed: 80 mph 128 km/h 69 kt

Examples of this type may be found at
New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksConnecticut


Recent comments by our visitors
 caven allred
 Beecher, IL
I have a hall scott propeller my dad said before he pass on.
do you have any pic of this propeller?

04/26/2005 @ 22:27 [ref: 10045]
 Barbara Nixon
 Naugatuck, CT
John Nixon is my grandfather. He died before I was born in 1976. My five siblings and I grew up in Naugatuck, CT where John raised our dad and his many siblings. Still hanging on the wall in my parents house is a photograph of John Nixon standing next to the Nixon Special. When I was little, I thought it was a photo of my dad because they look so much alike. My oldest brother, Kevin Jr., has the original propeller carved for the plane. It turned out the first propeller never worked because the wood was too heavy. So my grandfather carved another one which did the job. Also in our basement is a box fulll of the wooden molds used to make the metal parts of the engine. My grandfather was a builder/carpenter but did many jobs throughout his life. I believe he worked for an airplane building company at one point where he learned about planes. But my dad can tell you more about that. Can you imagine if a neighbor of yours decided to design and build an airplane in his back yard. I would think he had a screw loose. But that's what my grandfather did. We refer to him as Grand Daddy Nixon.
03/17/2001 @ 08:10 [ref: 1836]