Plane built under orders of Lindbergh

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Plane built under orders of Lindbergh - a a a PLANE BUILT OF LINDBERGH (Associated...
a a a PLANE BUILT OF LINDBERGH (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK. May 21. B. F. Ma-honey, Ma-honey, Ma-honey, president of the Ryan Airplane Airplane company of California and C. U. Patterson, assistant to the president president of the Wright Aeronautical corporation of Paterson, N. J., told today of the plane and engine that carried "Lucky" Lindbergh, aviation's aviation's "Lone Eagle", to France. . The plans for the plane, Mahoney said, were drawn in the 24 hours nfter Lindbergh went to the San Diego plant and revealed what he had ln mind. It took 60 days to build the plane and during all that time young Lindbergh stayed on the ground seeing that each piece was Just as he wanted it. "When it was ready to fly, Mahoney Mahoney said, Lindbergh made the first flight and no body else has ever flown that plane yet." No alterations nad to be made after the test flights, the airplane man said proudly, although a plane of Just that type had never been made before. The engine decided on was a Wright whirlwind, the same engine that Clyarence Chamberlln and Richard Byrd are depending on to cany on over the airpsiKi that Lindbergh Lindbergh hfs blazed. Peterson explained that the engine engine Is air cooled, has nine cylinders cylinders of the radial type, that Is, they are placed like the spokes of a wheel, and Is of 225 horsepower. . Lindbergh's engine, he said, is a regular model taken out of stock and was not made especially for the trip. By having the. engine air cooled much weight Is saved, a Water raa-lator raa-lator raa-lator having to carry about pound per horsepower. Peterson said that the engine operating operating cost of the trip In Lindbergh's Lindbergh's plane, would bo approximately approximately $175. Including gas, oil. and deterioration. The engine uses approximately approximately one gallon of gasoline for every ten miles, not more than a heavy automobile, and one pint of oil an hour. UNDER

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 22 May 1927, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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