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12 minutes, a small crew could disassemble this single seat exhibition
airplane for shipment. The 1913 Wright Model E was similar to the 1911
Model EX, except it had only one 7-foot pusher propeller and two large 24
in balloon tires. It had a 32-foot span; 316 sq-foot area; 5.1-foot chord;
27.9-foot length; and weighed about 730 pounds. It had the vertical
blinkers similar to the Model C and used both the 4 and 6-cylinder Wright
On 31 Dec 1913, Orville flew a Model E equipped with his
"automatic stabilizer" to win the 1913 Collier Trophy of the
Aero Club of America.
- McFarland, Marvin W. (ed) The papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright.
McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1953, pp 1203-1204. Pictured in plate
- Aeronautics, "New Wright Model E", Oct 1913, pp 140-141.
[Submitted by Joe W. McDaniel]