Hughes H-1 Racer
|Type||Racing aircraft, Sport aircraft, Experimental aircraft, Historical aircraft|
|Configuration||Low wing aircraft|
|Propulsion||Piston aircraft, Single-engine aircraft|
|Author(s)||Emmanuel Baranger (3D, FDM)|
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.
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 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)