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Jetco Dayton-Wright RB1 Peanut - Brown Campus A23
Sep 24th, 2017 at 2:37pm
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Well, once again I started out to do one thing and wound up doing something different. I was frankly burnt out on cutting semi-symmetrical wing ribs with hinged elevators, and the Aeronca C-3 was going to be that all over again, so I thought I'd pull an actual kit out of the stash and slice up some printwood. It turned out to be an interesting build. Today's subject- the Jetco Peanut Dayton-Wright RB-1 racer, built for the 1920 Gordon Bennett Trophy Race. An innovative if unsuccessful design, it was one of the first airplanes to feature retractable gear for purely aerodynamic purposes, had an in-flight adjustable variable camber wing, a solid balsa wing with a plywood skin, and atrocious forward visibility. More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton-Wright_Racer
The original can be seen in the Henry Ford Museum.
  

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