Model Airplane News
October, 1935

Model Airplane News Cover for October, 1935 by Jo Kotula Kinner Envoy

Kinner "Envoy"
Model Airplane News Cover Art for October, 1935
by Jo Kotula
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The Kinner Envoy was a 1930s American four-seat cabin monoplane built by Kinner Airplane and Motor Corporation. The Envoy was a four-seat version of the Sportwing. The United States Navy ordered three aircraft for communications work designated XRK-1. The Imperial Japanese Navy evaluated a single example as the LXK.

The Kinner Envoy      The Kinner Envoy

Photos of the Kinner "Envoy"
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Here is what Model Airplane News had to say about the Kinner "Envoy" back in 1935:

"... The Kinner Envoy is a sensational new four-place cabin transport. It is powered with a C-7 300 hp. Kinner 7-cylinder radial engine, which pulls it at a maximum speed of 165 m.p.h. This plane is considered the last word in modern airplane design and construction, meeting the approval of the U.S. Navy which has invested in three Kinner Envoys for transportation of its personnel ..."

Here is a video of the Kinner "Sportwing"- the little sister of the "Envoy":

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