Timm N2T-1 'Tutor'


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  Base model:N2T
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1926
  Basic role:Trainer

  Length: 24' 10" 7.5 m
  Wingspan: 36' 10.9 m
  Gross Weight: 2,725 lb 1,235 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Continental R-670-4
  Horsepower (each): 220

  Max Speed: 89 mph 144 km/h 77 kt

Known serial numbers
05875 / 05876, 32387 / 32636, 39182 / 39191

Examples of this type may be found at
Kalamazoo Aviation History MuseumKalamazooMichigan
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

N2T-1 on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 Shawn Smith
 , VA
My grandfather died piloting the modified N2T-1 at Flagler, Colorado in 1951. The air show organizer immediately blamed my grandfather for "missing the safety briefing," and "hot-dogging" though he knew my grandfather was late arriving (because of an oil leak) and enroute. The kicker is that the air show organizer was the owner of the plane, and had recruited my grandfather to fly in the airshow only two days before the show. I've been researching the circumstances and am quite interested in anyone who might have expertise on how the plane would be affected by replacement of the R-670 with the R-680 Lycoming (300 hp) engine. I assume the additional 65 lbs far forward of the reference line would have a significant effect, but I haven't done the math, as of yet.
11/30/2014 @ 15:49 [ref: 68792]
 Richard Kelly
 Fort Myers, FL
I am building a 26% scale model of the N2-T1, the one that my friend in Indiana owns. I live in Florida and am trying to do this project from small 3-view plans. I found that the wing was NACA 23015 except for the tip which was 23012 but I don't know what the stabilizer was,,,does anyone know?

Thanks, Dick Kelly pogo3033@gmail.com
06/22/2013 @ 05:49 [ref: 67903]
 Reseda, CA
Mom worked at Van Nuys airport on the Timm trainer. She installed the wiring harness and the pitot tube. Said getting the cosmoline off was messy. Spoke to a pilot who told her he was getting ready to fly one of the planes she just worked on. She said she was scared knowing that she just worked on the plane and he was going to fly it. Sure wish I had some pictures of the plant and her on the job. The building is still there near the middle of the field at Saticoy street.
02/05/2013 @ 07:03 [ref: 67552]
 Mike Shanahan
 Ukiah, CA
The blue timm in the pic had a man build a rc replica of it in the later 80' or early 90s. it flew great im not sure of his name but he lived here in Ukiah. I was a good friend to the man who owned the blue timm and I flew and maintained it until his death. glad to see it still flying. the rc replica had the same paint as the example.
02/04/2013 @ 08:28 [ref: 67548]
 Richard Smith
 Sunset, UT
Enjoyed the dialogue. I believe the Timm shown in the hanger at Pope, Indiana, in Richard Kelly's photos, is the one My brother, Calvin Smith, used to own. It appears to have the same Blue and White paint job. My brother bought this aircraft in Florida in the early 1960's, Flew it to Minneapolis, Minn. Paid for it doing airshows (His buddy had a red one) and then flew it to Ogden, Utah when he moved west. He later sold it to a man from California and delivered it there, which matches the source identified. I believe you could get the dimensions you seek for a model by doing a Patent Search on the internet. Good luck.
11/23/2011 @ 21:19 [ref: 50478]
 Adam Boots
 Studio City, CA
My grandfather worked at Timm Aircraft through the second world war, building the Timm N2T-1 trainer. As a result, I have inherited a number of really interesting artifacts, such as a collection of about 4 years of Timm Topics magazines from that era, an actual wooden model of the N2T-1 Trainer, and some of the hand planers and tools that were used in making the Timm Trainer (my grandfather wrote the dates the tools were used and how many trainers they built with them. He loved history (he also kept all of his pay stubs and a bunch of inter-office memos from the same time frame)

I'm a little curious to know more about the model and/or if anyone has any information about the magazines. I don't think I could ever imagine selling them because anything related to my grandfather is much to precious to me, but I'd love to find out if anyone knows how many of the models were made (one of the models is shown on a cover of one of the issues of Timm Topics) and possibly what kind numbers the Timm Topics were printed in. Any information would be appreciated.

01/28/2011 @ 10:20 [ref: 35890]
 Fred Horky
 , GA
Just after WWII I was a high school kid in a small town in Illinois, totally in love with Aviation. A tiny new airport sprang up to served the boom of returning G.I.'s using their Bill of Rights to learn to fly. In 1947 an Air Show of sorts was organized. It was sl loosey-goosey that it was really more like the barnstorming days after the previous war, than anything staged today.

In that uncontrolled event, some of the non-show pilots insisted on showing off their prowess, with predictable results. One ...we were told he HAD been a military pilot ..tried one too many too low, too slow rolls in his war-surplus N2T. He dragged a wing, quickly turning his airplane in cloud of plywood splinters, killing himself and his passenger. I wasn't there when it happened, but later went over the wreckage. It looked like a furniture factory after a tornado.

This didn't faze me, though, and despite my mother's misgivings I persisted until I was hired as a "lineboy" ....the long-ago standard way of getting into aviation ...job of washing airplanes, pumping gas, helping the mechanic, and generally being th overall flunkie in exchange for a token amount of flying instruction. Sixty-odd years later I'm now a long-retired USAF pilot.
01/24/2011 @ 17:48 [ref: 35867]
 Tom Barron
 Portsmouth, NH
There was a Timm based at the Plum Island airport, at Newburyport Ma.in the mid-1950's. A young lady owned it and flew it often. I can still see that airplane in my mind. I would have given anything to fly it just once! She only flew it solo; I think she was very much in love with that airplane.
11/16/2010 @ 08:19 [ref: 33308]
 Wausau, WI
I'd like to have John Drew contact me regarding the sale of his Timm. Can you give us some contact info and how do we see the aircraft. My father used to own one from 1945-1949
06/20/2010 @ 11:13 [ref: 26611]
 john drews
 , WI
well jerry
there's a timm n2t-1 alive and well flying in wi.i restored it in 2004 and have been flying it ever since.as you say it looks somewhat like a PT-23 but is better looking i think.i owned a PT-23 a while back and the timm is a little faster.it's a nice flying aircraft with a locking tail wheel and inertia starter. i might add it's up for sale now as the years are catching up to me now.
05/05/2010 @ 19:57 [ref: 26136]


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