The Riley Model B
The Riley Model B is a 3/8 scale design prototype for a homebuilt airplane that has yet to be built. The inspiration for its design was drawn from the missing chapter of the Golden Age of Aviation.
Wing Span: 108”
Wing Area: 1,936 sq. in.
Airfoils: Root NACA 2418 - Tip USA 35 B
Weight: 33 lbs.
Engine: Moki 180 Radial / Valach 120 Four Stroke Twin
Planking: Mahogany or Basswood Veneer and Spar Varnish
Finish: Polyester fabric and Dope
Field Setup: Less than 2 minutes
This model was built using traditional materials of lite ply, basswood and balsa. The cowl, wheel pants, shrouds, windshield and headrest are fiberglass. The wing is secured with a wing tube and flying wires. The landing gear is sprung and has about one inch of travel. It flies just like you think it should: Smooth, stable, responsive, and easy to land.
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