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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Edward Huffaker, Samuel P. Langley's assistant at the Smithsonian, tested this wing model with a curved airfoil shape around 1897.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Airfoil section used on Langley whirling arm. Perfect arc with maximum depth of curvature 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm).
Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.
United States of America
3-D: 58.4 x 17.8 x 1cm (23 x 7 x 3/8 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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