Restored: Boeing 40C - finished roll out. This is as it should be - passengers in closed cabin, pilot in open cockpit so he will stay awake. The airplane is in Spokane, and is the oldest flying Boeing in the World. After 8 years and 8,000 hours of toil the Boeing 40C rolled out last week end as a finished airplane. Factoids for the Boeing 40 project:
221 gallons of dope/reducer and 120 yards of 102 ceconite fabric.
12 gallons of polyurethane paint for the sheet metal.
The wings have 33,000 individual parts in them.
The airplane weights 4080 lbs empty, has a gross weight of 6075 lbs.
It's 34 ft long and 13 feet tall with a wing span of 44.5 feet.
Wing loading 10 lbs per sq ft and power loading 10 Pounds per HP.
Should cruise at 115 mph at 28 GAH, and 32 GPH at 120 mph.
It carries 120 gallons of fuel in three tanks.
used 350 two-inch brushes and 6 gallons of West Systems epoxy
181 rolls of paper towels.
There were a total of 62 volunteers who worked on the project to some degree and 21 volunteers who did a significant amount of work and 9 that worked continentally over many years.
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