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1913_Model_E_over_hangar

n 12 minutes, a small crew could disassemble this single seat exhibition airplane for shipment. The 1913 Wright Model E was similar to the 1911 Model EX, except it had only one 7-foot pusher propeller and two large 24 in balloon tires. It had a 32-foot span; 316 sq-foot area; 5.1-foot chord; 27.9-foot length; and weighed about 730 pounds. It had the vertical blinkers similar to the Model C and used both the 4 and 6-cylinder Wright motors. On 31 Dec 1913, Orville flew a Model E equipped with his "automatic stabilizer" to win the 1913 Collier Trophy of the Aero Club of America.

1913_Model_E_over_hangar
johnbr, May 1, 2011
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