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Wright R Roadster

Страна: США

Год: 1910

Wright - B - 1910 - США<– –>Wright - CH - 1913 - США

Журнал Flight

Flight, October 29, 1910


The Wright Racing Biplane.

   FROM New York it is cabled that the new racing biplane evolved by the Wright Bros., and which it is hoped will keep the Gordon-Bennett Trophy in America, is extraordinarily small in comparison with its predecessors. The main planes are said to be only 21 ft. 6 ins. span, and only 3 ft. chord, while in the standard type of Wright biplane the dimensions are 39 ft. 6 ins. by 7 ft. The motor is an 8-cylinder V type of 65-h.p. The Brothers Wright have also a second racing machine, in which the planes are a little larger, being 26 ft. long and 3 ft. 4 ins. wide.

Flight, March 18, 1911


   THE accompanying sketch shows a "model R" Wright biplane which is a much smaller and lighter type than the standard model and is designed especially for speed and altitude work.
   The design was, in fact, the result of the investigations and calculations made by the Wright Bros, when considering the question of building a defender for the Gordon-Bennett Aviation Cup last year. It carries no passenger except the pilot but is equipped with the usual Wright engine and control. It was this machine that was used by Johnstone when he ascended to 9,714 ft. at Belmont Park on October 31st, 1910. The span is 20 ft. 6 ins. and the chord 3 ft. 7 ins. The overall length is 24 ft. and the overall height 6 ft. 6 ins. The weight is 585 lbs. and the engine is of the four-cylinder vertical type having a bore and stroke of 4 3/5 ins. by 4 ins., rated at 30-35-h.p. and weighing 180 lbs.
   One of these machines, that which was used by Mr. Alec. Ogilvie in the Gordon-Bennett race, will be on view at the Olympia Show, where it will be staged on one of the Royal Aero Club's stands. In America this machine sells for the same price as the standard model, which is $5,000.

Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
The new "Baby Wright" which made its first appearance at the Belmont Park (U.S.A.) International Meeting - and, it will be remembered, came to grief.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
Mr. Alec Ogilvie's Baby Wright, the smallest machine in the Show. The propellers are the same as those used on the standard model, and together spread across the full span of the machine. An N.E.C. two-stroke engine is htted In this model, which is otherwise the same as that with which Mr. Ogilvie competed on behalf of England in the Gordon-Bennett Race.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
GORDON-BENNETT RACE AT EASTCHURCH. - Mr. Alec Ogilvie's N.E.C.-engined "Baby" Wright fills up with petrol. Above, Mr. Ogilvie is seen in his steady flight round the course.
P.Lewis - British Racing and Record-breaking Aircraft /Putnam/
On 1 July, 1911, Alec Ogilvie flew the Baby Wright Model R at Eastchurch at 51,31 mph to gain fourth place in the competition for the Gordon Bennett Cup.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
GORDON-BENNETT RACE AT EASTCHURCH. - The starting line which the competitors had to cross in flight, as seen from the Press enclosure. At the other end of the line is the Judges' box, and right and left the scoring boards and public announcements. In the air above Mr. Alec Ogilvie is seen on his N.E.C.-engined "Baby" Wright, and below, Weymann, the winner, on his Nieuport monoplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
UNDER-CARRIAGES AT OLYMPIA. - The tail skids and the wheels and front skids of the Wright Baby.
P.Jarrett - Pioneer Aircraft: Early Aviation Before 1914 /Putnam/
Orville Wright prepares to fly a Model К 'Baby Wright' at Dayton in 1911. Designed for speed and altitude competitions, this short-span aircraft could attain 70-80mph on an eight-cylinder 60hp engine.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
UNDERCARRIAGES AT OLYMPIA. - Comparative details in the construction of the Farman type wheel and skid combination.