SCALE MODEL AIRCRAFT

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WRIGHT MODEL B (1/72 - Scratchbuilt) by Jim Lund


Initially called the "headless Wright" because the familiar front canard/elevator was absent, the Model B was the Wright brothers' most successful aircraft. It was produced from late 1910 to 1914, and during 1911 and 1912, the Wright Company was shipping four Model Bs a month out the factory door. The Model B used the same control system, engine, propellers, air foil, and wing configuration as the Model A, but the rear outriggers were extended so the rudder and elevator were further from the wing. The Wright also added wheels and beefed up the skids. On the whole, the Model B was stronger, easier to control, easier to launch, and slightly faster than earlier Wright aircraft.

Model Scratchbuilt by Jim Lund as flown by Robert G. Fowler across the USA West to East in 1911.