Mon, Mar 26, 2012
Scouring the information super airways can sometimes be a tough, if educational, task for the Aero-News staff... but it also allows us to check out some truly neat and exciting sites, so it's not that bad a gig. On any given day, we may check dozens (and often hundreds) of different sources for story ideas, and facts confirmation. And, as is the nature of our business, much of this is done on the Internet.
The ANN gang decided we probably shouldn't keep some of the neat sites, info resources, and organizations we've discovered to ourselves... so we decided to bring you Aero-Linx. These are the sites that WE check out -- when we need added perspective, a new spin on a day's topic... or just want to escape into cyber-aero-space for awhile.
Look for some of our favorite sites, coming each day to ANN via Aero-Linx. Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always welcome, as well.
Aero Linx: US Centennial Of Light -- Modified Wright Model B
The modified Wright Model B Flyer was the first aircraft model produced in quantity by the Wright brothers. It was one of the planes used for training by the U.S. Signal Corps. It was a standard biplane and could seat a pilot and one passenger. The modified Wright Model B had a wingspan of 39 feet (11.9 meters), a length of 28 feet (8.5 meters), and stood 8 feet, 9 inches (2.7 meters) high. It was powered by an eight-cylinder 75-horsepower (56-kilowatt) Rausenberger engine, which was its major change from the original Model B, which was powered by a four-cylinder Wright engine. It also used ailerons on the training edges of the wings in place of the Wright's lever control system. It could attain a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour (72 kilometers per hour).
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