null

8.6' long Model 1903 Wright Flyer Replica Ohio Pumpkin Festival Parade

SKU:
EPLAN3
$1,374.99
Shipping:
Included

Description

This 1903 Wright Flyer replica was used in the 1993 and 1994 Barnesville Ohio Pumpkin Festival parade. Constructed of plywood with a steel frame, this folky replica has a fall color scheme with a green frame, orange wings and struts, and yellow foils and propellers.
The formerly belt-driven propellers were run by a small engine mounted on the lower wing. The engine has since been removed and is not included. This piece has 3 wheels with pneumatic tires; 2 below the wings, and a single swiveling wheel in the front of the frame connected to a functional steering wheel. Bailing wire and twine are strung throughout the frame to mimic control and tension wires.

Condition: This plane is in good cosmetic shape with some chipping and splintering towards the edges of the plywood wings. Due to the age of the piece, the wooden components are fragile, especially around the fasteners which can strip out if not handled with care.

History: This flyer was picked from a barn on a dairy farm in Barnesville, Ohio, featured on the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs". The mid 1800's Queen Anne style farm house, barn, and items from the structures are featured on Season 10, Episode 6, of the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Weight: 200 lbs.
Overall Measurements: 103.25(L) x 125(W) x 61.25(H)

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage