Aeronautics: Unemployed DO-X

Too big to house in a hangar, the giant flying boat DO-X has been high & dry on the beach at Glenn H. Curtiss Airport, N. Y., since August. Riggers have been busy scraping and painting the hull, re-doping the great wing. Mechanics have reconditioned the twelve 600-h. p. Curtiss Conqueror motors, stepped them up 50 h. p. apiece. Last week Captain Friedrich Christiansen announced that DO-X would take off for the return flight to Europe via Newfoundland and the Azores about May 20.

Unwanted by U. S. airway operators because of costly upkeep...

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