Both airplanes have seats for 2 people, but in the Cub the passenger sits behind the pilot, while they sit side-by-side in the Taylorcraft. Additionally, Cub pilots used the standard control stick to fly the plane while Taylor used the then new idea of a control wheel, like a car's steering wheel, for aileron and elevator control. In the air, the two aircraft performed very similarly. Despite the similarities, more than twice as many Cubs were produced than Taylorcrafts.
Visitors are encouraged to touch, explore, and sit in the cockpit of the Taylorcraft. Aspiring pilots can operate the controls to move the elevator, rudder and ailerons. One wing has been left in various stages of completion, to illustrate the process of covering a wing with fabric.
N23624 (serial no. 1349) was donated to the College Park Aviation Museum by Francis A. Fine in 1997.
- Wingspan: 36 feet, 0 inches
- Length: 22 feet, 0 inches
- Empty Weight: 640 lbs.
- Gross Weight: 1150 lbs.
- Powerplant: 65 hp Lycoming O-145
- Maximum Speed: 102 mph
- Range: 250 miles