Airfoil Section, Langley

Edward Huffaker, Samuel P. Langley's assistant at the Smithsonian, tested this wing model with a curved airfoil shape around 1897.

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Physical Description:
Airfoil section used on Langley whirling arm. Perfect arc with maximum depth of curvature 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
Wood.
Dimensions
3-D: 58.4 x 17.8 x 1cm (23 x 7 x 3/8 in.)

Edward Huffaker, Samuel P. Langley's assistant at the Smithsonian, tested this wing model with a curved airfoil shape around 1897.

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Physical Description:
Airfoil section used on Langley whirling arm. Perfect arc with maximum depth of curvature 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
Wood.
Dimensions
3-D: 58.4 x 17.8 x 1cm (23 x 7 x 3/8 in.)

ID: A19820667000