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Hughes H-1 Racer 

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The H-1 was the first a/c developed and produced by the Hughes Aircraft Co.  The a/c was a single seat racer developed specifically to compete in the Bendix and Thompson trophy races.  On 3/September/1935, Howard Hughes set a world speed record in the H-1 of 352.388 mph.  The a/c shown here is an exact replica built using the original detailed drawings.  As such, it might be considered the second production a/c of this type.  This a/c set a Class 1c world speed record on 12/September/2002 at Reno, NV of 354 mph, while operating with a mal adjusted prop governor that allowed it to develop only about 60% full power.

General:

Type: Racer

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

First Flight: 1935

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

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No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

2

1000 hp per engine

Pratt & Whitney R-1535-SA1G Twin Wasp Junior

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Climb:

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 miles

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- ft/sec

 ft

Armament:

None

       

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