Our R/C Model
1903 R/C Model - 1/8 Scale

Wing Span ............ 60" with wing warping
Wing Chord ............ 10"
Wing Area ............ 1200 sq. in./8.33 sq. ft.
Weight ............ 7-1/2 lbs.
Wing Loading ............ 14.4 oz./sq. ft.
Engine ............ OS-46 blower cooled/Approx. 1 hp.
Propellers ............ Contra-rotating Zinger 11x7 6000 rpm
Drive ............ Cog Belts 2:1
Radio ............ 4 Channel
Pilots ............ John Elliot, Jr.
Rod Aufmann
Model Built By ............ H. Bloom
D. Buck
H. Hayes
R. Martz
B. Rogers
W. Seward
Engine loaned by ............ Hal Bloom
Propellers supplied by ............ J. Zengali
Prop shafts by ............ Rene Grebe
Radio presented by ............ Futaba
Alternate radio loan ............ W. B. Seward
Belts by ............ Pacific Belting

Movies of the airplane in flight.


Takeoff Takeoff
Our R/C model flew successfully numerous times, however it was not built for show; the R/C model was a valid research tool. While in the process of dialing back the ammount of pitch feedback we were using to stabilize the aircraft, we suffered this crack up on landing. The model has since been repaired, but has never again flown.

Copyright 1996-2003, AIAA Wright Flyer Project, all rights reserved.


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