Bing Autoplan Conservation, pt. 11

In January, the 101-year old Bing Autoplan went on display at the museum.  We recently moved the display case to a prominent place at the entrance of the gallery.

Museum Intern Max Madson helping move the Bing Autoplan exhibit case.
Museum Intern Max Madson and Museum Director Michael Smith moving the Bing Autoplan exhibit case.

In the coming weeks, this exhibit is going to be expanded with text as well as other examples of other model airplanes being flown around the same time.

The Bing Autoplan now greets visitors and tells the story of the early years of model aviation just inside the gallery entrance.
The Bing Autoplan now greets visitors and tells the story of the early years of model aviation just inside the gallery entrance.

Also, sometime this summer the plans for the Bing Autoplan are going to be complete and available for sale – we’ll keep everyone updated on this.

Handwritten notes and drawings for the Bing Autoplan.
Initial notes and drawings are an important part of this process.
A close-up of a hook on the wing's frame resting on a piece of paper with notes and drawings.
The Bing Autoplan was closely studied so the plans could be as accurate as possible.

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