Aeronautics: Model Record

Airline distance, from Camden, N. J. to Middletown, Del. is 54 mi. Frank Hawks in his Northrop Gamma could fly this distance in 15 min. Roscoe Turner in his Wedell-Williams could fly it in less. But last week it was news when a plane called Miss Philadelphia IV flew from Camden to Middletown in 2 hr. 35 min. Miss Philadelphia IV has a wingspan of 6 ft. 1 in., a fuel capacity of 13 oz., a tiny one-cylinder Brown engine. Followed by a full-sized plane from take-off to landing she climbed 8,000 ft.,...

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