Technical preparation of the airplane - Spirit of St. Louis.

Donald A. Hall
naca-tn-257
Jul 1927


Given here is a brief history of the design and construction of the - Spirit of St. Lewis, the airplane that Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic. Although the plan was to modify a standard model Ryan M-2, it was quickly determined that modification was less practical than redesign. Colonel Lindbergh's active participation in the design of the aircraft is noted. Given here are the general dimensions, specifications, weight characteristics, and man hours required to build the aircraft.

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