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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum H.1 America Replica

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Construction of the replica Curtiss H-1 America began in the spring of 2004 and a total of 6000 man hours went into the construction at the Glenn H. Curtiss Musem at Hammondsport, New York. It has been built using the same materials as the originals with the exception of the glue and fabric covering.


At Keuka Lake, New York, attempts were made to fly the replica but despite rigging changes and engine tuning it refused to fly. The engines were then changed from the 90 hp OX-5 units to counter rotating OXX-6 of 100 hp. The aircraft then flew at Keuka Lake, New York on 13-14 September 2007, piloted by Jim Poel.

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