SpaceShipOne Test Model Coming to National Model Aviation Museum

Dan Kreigh of Scaled Composites and RutanRC has loaned a RC test model of SpaceShipOne to the National Model Aviation Museum. Dan designed and built the test model to help Burt Rutan demonstrate the re-entry feathering concept. Burt had Dan fly the RC test model for all the SpaceShipOne test pilots to instill confidence that the feathering concept would work.

“These models were significant tools in the development of some of the most unique and historically significant full-scale aircraft ever built and will join those currently on loan from NASA Dryden. For the general public, the role model aircraft play in full-scale aircraft research is often overlooked, and the museum looks forward to telling this story,” 
said Museum Director Michael Smith.

Not only is this RC test model of historical significance, it is the predecessor to the SpaceShipOne RC model now available through the RutanRC Kickstarter campaign. You have until Monday, May 25 to order your SpaceShipOne with White Knight RC models for $169.

 

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Not only is this RC test model of historical significance, it is the predecessor to the SpaceShipOne RC model now available through the RutanRC Kickstarter campaign. You have until Monday, May 25 to order your SpaceShipOne with White Knight RC models for $169.

 

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