The Wright 1911 Model B Flyer
Refurbishment of the Model B Flyer continues at Aeroplane
Works in Dayton, Ohio. Follow along as the biplane is carefully restored.
Remember that you can click on the pictures for larger views.
President of The Franklin Institute Dr. Dennis Wint and Mr. Alkire discuss the
automatic pilot controls.
This is the lower center wing panel prior to varnishing (L) and the metal
straps that wrap around the wing's leading edge to hold the wing rib in
The new rib section is glued and clamped in place (L) and the fabric is
removed from the right lower wing panel (R).
On the left are the plane's seats prior to restoration, and the Wright Model
B's data plate is on the right. The plate says, "Model Wright, MFG NUM 13,
TYPE 2 POL B, Seating Cap I, Engine Wright, NUM 54."
This is the upper center wing panel prior to disassembly (L) and the wing
warping controls (R): chains, pulleys, cables, and hardware.