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The Wright 1911 Model B Flyer

In late May 2002, the restoration crew ran the restored Wright Model B motor for the first time in nearly 70 years (using the original radiator). It started up on the second pull and ran about 27 seconds! Click on the images for larger views, and watch the clips of the motor running.


At left, the restoration crew poses proudly with the restored Model B motor. A picture of the restored motor is on the right.


A member of the restoration team fills up the engine (L), and an audience waits to see if it will run (R).

The Motor Runs!
Film Clips (.MPG)

First Swing (344K)
First Run of the Motor (344K)
End Run of the Motor (344K)

Composite of Clips (1.5M)

June 2002 Restoration...


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