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Airfoil Section, Langley

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


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.

Manufacturer: Smithsonian Institution

Date: 1887-1903

Country of Origin: United States of America

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

Materials: Wood.

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

Inventory number: A19820667000

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