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On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP ├»┬┐┬ŻSpirit of St. Louis├»┬┐┬Ż 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes. With this flight, Lindbergh won the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. When he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, Lindbergh became a world hero who would remain in the public eye for decades. .
The aftermath of the flight was the ├»┬┐┬ŻLindbergh boom├»┬┐┬Ż in aviation: aircraft industry stocks rose in value and interest in flying skyrocketed. Lindbergh├»┬┐┬Żs subsequent U.S. tour in the ├»┬┐┬ŻSpirit of St. Louis├»┬┐┬Ż demonstrated the potential of the airplane as a safe, reliable mode of transportation. Following the U.S. tour, Lindbergh took the aircraft on a goodwill flight to Central and South America, where flags of the countries he visited were painted on the cowling. .
├»┬┐┬ŻSpirit of St. Louis├»┬┐┬Ż was named in honor of Lindbergh├»┬┐┬Żs supporters in St. Louis, Missouri, who paid for the aircraft. ├»┬┐┬ŻNYP├»┬┐┬Ż is an acronym for ├»┬┐┬ŻNew York-Paris,├»┬┐┬Ż the object of the flight. Gift of Charles A. Lindbergh. .
Design Features: .
The ├»┬┐┬ŻSpirit of St. Louis├»┬┐┬Ż was designed by Donald Hall under the direct supervision of Charles Lindbergh. It is a highly modified version of a conventional Ryan M-2 strut-braced monoplane, powered by a reliable Wright J-5C engine. Because the fuel tanks were located ahead of the cockpit for safety in case of an accident, Lindbergh could not see directly ahead, except by using a periscope on the left side or by turning the airplane and looking out a side window. The two tubes beneath the fuselage are flare dispensers that were installed for Lindbergh├»┬┐┬Żs flights to Latin America and the Caribbean. .
Wingspan: 14 m (46 ft) .
Length: 8 m (27 ft 8 in)
Height: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
Weight, gross: 2,330 kg (5,135 lb)
Weight, empty: 975 kg (2,150 lb)
Engine: Wright Whirlwind J-5C, 223hp
Manufacturer: Ryan Airlines Co., San Diego, Calif., 1927
General Product Information
Our Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model model airplane is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model model aircrafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model . This top-quality Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model.
If you require we can also make the Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis Model in any other airline or private livery (or colour scheme) you require and if necesary in a different size or scale. Just email us a description or photographs with colours and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customisation.
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