Model, Static, Travel Air Model R


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Washington, D.C., Community Center for Boys sponsored model-building contests throughout the 1930s. Douglas Bruce built this model of the record-breaking Travel Air Racer from scratch in 1931.

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Physical Description

Wood, cotton, acetate, and metal display model of a Travel Air Model R aircraft in white and red paint scheme. 1:14 scale. 1931.

Credit Line

Model made and donated by Douglas Bruce, 1931

Model Maker

Douglas Bruce

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Airframe - wood
  • Bracing - cotton thread
  • Canopy - clear acetate.
  • Mailbag hook, antennas - metal


Model: 16.5 x 38.7 x 55.2cm (6 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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