Great looking racer

08 Sep 2015 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 10

  1. Luz ҉ CLC 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    Yes indeed… thx for sharing

  2. David Cheng 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    👍

  3. Andy Q. 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    Sweet!

  4. Mike LeTourneau 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    Hughes

  5. R. Dennis Martin 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    The Hughes H-1 is a racing aircraft built byHughes Aircraft in 1935. It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. The H-1 Racer was the last aircraft built by a private individual to set the world speed record; most aircraft to hold the honor since have been military designs.

  6. R. Dennis Martin 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    Courtesy of Wikipedia…continued:

    Jim Wright of Cottage Grove, Oregon built a full-scale replica of the H-1 that he first flew in 2002. His replica was so close to the original that the FAA granted it serial number 2 of the model. His achievement in recreating the aircraft was heralded in virtually every well-known aviation magazine of the time.[12]

    On August 4, 2003, Wright unveiled his replica aircraft at the 2003 AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. On his way home to Oregon, he refueled the aircraft in Gillette, Wyoming. Wright met briefly with local reporters and said that the aircraft had been having propeller "gear problems." An hour after taking off, the aircraft crashed just north of the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, killing Wright. The replica, originally slated to be used in the film The Aviator, was completely destroyed.[13][N 3] The official accident report detailed a failure of a counterweight on the constant speed propeller.[15] On December 17, 2003, Cottage Grove State Airport was dedicated as Jim Wright Field.

    Another H-1 replica is currently being built at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

  7. John Rambo 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    It's G-Bee only twice as long

  8. Shadow Rider 8 Sep 2015 Reply

    Looks MORE like a modified F4U Corsair from WWII's South Pacific Campaign.

  9. David Reiss 13 Sep 2015 Reply

    Where is the left (toward the camera) wing? It looks cut off.

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