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Rutan Voyager Flight Plaque Signed Jeanna Yeager Dick Rutan With Piece Of Airplane
WOW! The Ultimate Rare Rutan Voyager Collectible. This amazing 22" x 17" solid walnut plaque is totally laser engraved with all the important facts about the historic round the world flight, including a map of the world with the flight path, and comments by Jeanna Yeager and Dick Rutan. But not only that, it has not one, but two different autographed first day covers and a photograph of the airplane. But wait, it gets even better, attached to the bottom center of the plaque is a piece of the graphite-honeycomb composite aircraft. Near mint condition.
On December 23, 1986, Voyager completed the first nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world. Voyager, a unique aircraft constructed almost entirely of lightweight graphite-honeycomb composite materials and laden with fuel, lifted from Edwards AFB, California at 8:01:44 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, on Dec. 14 1986, and returned 9 days later at 8:05:28 a.m., Pacific Standard Time on Dec. 23, 1986. For their record-breaking flight, the pilots, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, the designer, Burt Rutan, and the crew chief, Bruce Evans, earned the Collier Trophy, aviation's most prestigious award.Voyager is the result of six years of design, construction, and development by a talented team of individuals. The aircraft was designed by Burt Rutan, Dick's brother, a well-known designer of homebuilt airplanes such as the VariViggen and VariEze and corporate aircraft such as the Beech Starship. Voyager was constructed in 18 months by Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager, and Bruce Evans.
General Crew: two
Length: 29 ft 2 in (8.90 m)
Wingspan: 110 ft 8 in (33.80 m)
Height: 10 ft 3 in (3.10 m)
Wing area: 363 sq ft (33.72 m2)
Empty weight: 2,250 lb (1,020.6 kg)
Gross weight: 9,694.5 lb (4,397.4 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Teledyne Continental O-240 , 130 hp (100 kW)
Powerplant: 1 × Teledyne Continental IOL-200 , 110 hp (81 Maximum speed: 122 mph (196 km/h, 106 kn)
Range: 24,986 mi (40,212 km, 21,712 nmi)
Endurance: 216 hours