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The Wright 1911 Model B Flyer

Restoration Work

Restoration One: Spring 2001
The Model B Flyer arrived safely at Aeroplane Works in Dayton, Ohio. Restoration work begins.

Restoration Two
Wing panels, rib sections, seats, and other parts of the plane are photographed before workers begin repairing them.

Restoration Three
These pictures show just how badly the Model B needs attention.

Restoration Four
Parts of the Wright Flyer are scraped, cleaned, and given a coat of varnish.

Restoration Five
Here are pictures of the engine assembly before restoration work.

Restoration Six: Spring 2002
Take a closer look at the engine's oil and fuel pumps, and some other miscellaneous engine parts.

Restoration Seven: May 2002
The restoration crew runs the restored Wright Model B motor for the first time in nearly 70 years...and there is film to prove it!

Restoration Eight: June 2002
These images display more of the engine work on the Model B.

Restoration Nine: July 2002
Engine restoration and assembly reaches the final stages.

Restoration Ten: August 2002
Franklin Institute staff visit the Model B in Ohio.

Restoration Eleven: September 2002
Images of the Flyer's seat disassembly and restoration.

Restoration Twelve: October 2002
Muslin fabric is attached to the wings of the Flyer.


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