Wright Flyer Model Airplane | 1/32nd Scale

Impressive Desktop Model of the Wright Flyer Aircraft Piloted by the Wright Brothers. Call 800-Tailwinds with any inquiries.

Regular Retail Price $350.00
TAILWINDS Price $288.99
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Scale: 1/32nd
Wingspan: 15 3/8"
Length: 8"
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The Wright Flyer Model Airplane is a meticulously crafted scale model of the iconic Wright Flyer, the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. This detailed model, made from high-quality wood, serves as an impressive aviation gift and a tribute to the dawn of powered flight. The model arrives fully assembled and includes a display stand, making it a ready-to-showpiece for any aviation enthusiast's collection.

Historical Significance

The Wright Flyer, also known as Flyer I or Kitty Hawk, achieved its place in history on December 17, 1903. This pioneering aircraft is celebrated as the "first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight" acknowledged by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. The Wright brothers' successful flight marked the beginning of modern aviation.

  • Flight at Kitty Hawk: The Wright Flyer made its historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • Canard Biplane Design: The aircraft featured a canard configuration with the pilot flying lying on his stomach and steering by moving a cradle attached to his hips.
  • First Flight Details: The inaugural flight, piloted by Orville Wright, lasted 12 seconds and covered a distance of 120 feet. This momentous event paved the way for future advancements in aviation.

Design and Features

  • Scale Model: Faithful to the design of the original Wright Flyer, this model captures the essence of early aviation.
  • Fully Assembled: The model arrives ready for display, eliminating the need for assembly.
  • Display Stand Included: The included stand allows for an elegant presentation, making it a standout piece in any collection.

Craftsmanship Details

  • Meticulous Carving: Each model is meticulously carved to reflect the exact details of the original Wright Flyer.
  • Hand-Sanding and Painting: The model undergoes hand-sanding and painting processes to ensure precise attention to detail and accuracy in replicating the original aircraft's blueprint specifications.
  • Kiln-Dried Mahogany Wood: The use of kiln-dried Philippine mahogany wood provides durability and a rich texture, enhancing the model's overall aesthetic.

The Wright Flyer Model Airplane is not just a model; it is a tribute to the innovation and daring spirit of the Wright brothers. Its detailed craftsmanship and historical significance make it a cherished gift for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Displaying this model is a way to honor the pioneering achievements that laid the foundation for modern flight.