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Baldwin No.9 / California Arrow II / No.10 Tomlinson
Baldwin No. 9 California Arrow II
The No. 9, the "Baldwin-9" followed in 1909. Number 9, was an "Exhibition airship".
In the Baldwin design, this girder-gondola framework was made of bamboo, Oregon spruce, and metal. The "square" frames of the skeleton are 1 meter apart and the No 9 has 24.
In 1909, Baldwin built the No. 10 for George L. Tomlinson, a wealthy industrialist and aviator. The d'Orcy Airship Manual says the Tomlinson airship was a "Baldwin-9 type." According to the d'Orcy Airship Manual, the major difference between the Baldwin-9 and the Tomlinson (Baldwin 10) was a barely perceptible "0.6 m" difference in gas-bag diameter.
The Tomlinson and the Baldwin-9 particiated in the Hudson-Fulton Celebratin of Summer 1909.
Works No: 9
Year: 1909
Length: 58 ft / 26.2 m
Diameter: 6.1 m
Volume: 530 cu.m
Engine: Curtiss, 20 hp
Speed: 35 kph
Works No: 10
Name: Tomlinson
Year: 1909
Length: 26.2 m
Beam: 5.5 m
Volume: 500 cu.m
Engine: 20 hp
Speed: 36 kph
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