Hughes H-1 Racer

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Hughes H1 Racer
Type Racing aircraft, Sport aircraft, Experimental aircraft, Historical aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Hughes
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger (3D, FDM)
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Status Beta
 FDM Stars-2.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-2.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Hughes H1 Racer developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Hughes H1 Racer.
Download Download the Hughes H1 Racer aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

The H-1 Racer made by Hughes aircraft, was a record setting piston engine experimental aircraft.

The original racer set records in the 1930s with Howard Hughes at the controls at its first flight in 1935. A reproduction was completed in 2002, but crashed the next year (2003). The FlightGear H-1 is a 1937 version of the aircraft.

The original Hughes H-1 survives and is on display at the National Air and Space Museum.

Real-life Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 9 in (9.67 m)
Height: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Wing area: 138 ft² (12.8 m²)
Empty weight: 3,565 lb (1,620 kg)
Loaded weight: 5,492 lb (2,496 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1535[18] radial engine, 700 hp (521 kW)


Maximum speed: 352 mph (566 km/h)
Wing loading: 40 lb/ft² (195 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.13 hp/lb (210 W/kg)

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