First Flight
Part I - Inventing the Future

The Airfoils

They investigated both curvature and shape.

Airfoil Model, QTVR, 412k
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Metal airfoil with tapered, rounded tips, span = 6 inches, chord = .74 inches, area = 4 square inches.

This is one of a collection of thirty-eight original model airfoils used in the December 1901 wind tunnel investigations. In the collection, the object is number "32."

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