According to the magazine article, this craft is a mid-wing monoplane with a 30 foot wing span, and a 125 horsepower air-cooled
engine. It could be converted into a streamlined automobile simply by removing its wings, and the rear end of the fuselage, using a
proceedure that took about 20 minutes to complete. Also, according to the article, many months of pains-taking work had resulted in the completion of
the first Ascender, which had "been built and flown enough to prove itself a most unusual craft both in the air and on the ground."
The magazine goes on to explain how to land an "Ascender" -
"Landing the Ascender is a simpler task than in the ordinary
airplane. It is no longer necessary for the pilot to judge his speed and distance so that the ship will stop flying directly over the
spot in the field where he wishes to land. With this craft, he need merely throttle the engine, point the nose down until the ship
assumes a normal glide toward the field, and set the ship onto the ground at a speed much greater than is safely possible in the
ordinary airplane. As soon as the two rear wheels touch the ground, the front one is forced down, and brakes may be immediately applied
to bring the ship to a smooth stop."