Transmitter, Spark, Telegraph, J.A.D. McCurdy, Early Airplane Radio Experiment

Transmitter, Spark, Telegraph, J.A.D. McCurdy, Early Airplane Radio Experiment

     

Designed and built by Oscar C. Rosen, this wireless transmitter made the first successful radio transmission from an airplane to ground in 1911. It was carried aboard a Curtiss aircraft piloted by J.A.D. McCurdy. The airplane could not carry the additional weight of Rosen, so the telegraph key was attached to the control wheel, and McCurdy sent the message.

Gift of Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation.

Physical Description:
Circa 1911, tested by J.P.D.McCurdy, home-built

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hickley

Date
1911

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Pre-1920 Aviation

Type
AVIONICS-Communication

Materials
Wood and metal
Dimensions
3-D: 81.3 x 24.8 x 35.6cm, 11.5kg (32 x 9 3/4 x 14 in., 25 3/8lb.)

Designed and built by Oscar C. Rosen, this wireless transmitter made the first successful radio transmission from an airplane to ground in 1911. It was carried aboard a Curtiss aircraft piloted by J.A.D. McCurdy. The airplane could not carry the additional weight of Rosen, so the telegraph key was attached to the control wheel, and McCurdy sent the message.

Gift of Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation.

Physical Description:
Circa 1911, tested by J.P.D.McCurdy, home-built

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hickley

Date
1911

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Pre-1920 Aviation

Type
AVIONICS-Communication

Materials
Wood and metal
Dimensions
3-D: 81.3 x 24.8 x 35.6cm, 11.5kg (32 x 9 3/4 x 14 in., 25 3/8lb.)

ID: A19450007000