|The sole surviving Timm Aerocraft 2AS preserved at the Iowa Aviation Museum at Greenfield, Iowa in 2006|
|Role||Primary training aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Wally Timm Company, Aetna Aircraft Corp|
|Status||one surviving aircraft|
|Developed from||Kinner Sportwing|
The Aerocraft 2AS is a tandem-seat training aircraft developed from the Kinner Sportwing.
Timm formed the Wally Timm Company in Glendale, California.He purchased the rights to the Kinner Sportwing, a side-by-side monoplane training aircraft and modified it as a tandem-seat trainer to compete for the Civilian Pilot Training Program build-up prior to World War II. The prototype received ATC# 733 on January 1, 1941. The Timm Aerocraft 2AS lost out to a Fairchild design. The design was sold to Aetna Aircraft, with only six examples produced.
The Aerocraft is a conventional landing gear equipped, strut-braced, low-winged monoplane with open cockpit tandem seating and a Kinner R-5 radial engine. The fuselage is welded steel tubing with aircraft fabric covering. The wing uses wooden spars and ribs with fabric covering.
The prototype aircraft was test flown by longtime Timm associate Frank Clarke in 1941.
An Aetna 2AS won the Antique Champion award at the 1985 EAA Airshow at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The sole surviving Timm 2AS, the fourth to be built, is preserved in an airworthy condition at the Iowa Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame located at Greenfield, Iowa.
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