The BEACHEY-EATON BIPLANE, known to many as the "Little Looper," was built in Chicago during a three-month period in early 1914. The aeroplane appeared to be simply a smaller version of the Curtiss Model D Headless biplane, but, in truth, it differed in many significant ways. It was designed and built to be an aerobatic (a term not then in use) "trick" (a term then in use) biplane and so was stronger, faster and more agile than its larger Curtiss Model D Headless cousin. The 80 h.p. Gnôme Monosoupape ("single valve") rotary engine provided sufficient power for the aeroplane to exceed 80 m.p.h. in level flight.
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