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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.


Wing models with curved (cambered) airfoil sections tested by Samuel Langley on a whirling arm at the Smithsonian Institution, circa 1893.

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: Rotor/Propeller: 22.9 x 4.4 x 3.8cm (9 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Materials: Wood.

Physical Description:Airfoil section, possibly used on Langley whirling arm. Round base has female fitting. Appears to be companion piece to catalog number A19820677000.

Inventory number: A19820676000

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