What was the airspeed of the Spirit of St Louis?
Moreover, what was the top speed of the Spirit of St Louis?
Fuel capacity with the extra tanks was 450 gallons; top speed at sea level, when loaded, was 120 miles (200 km) per hour; and range was 4,100 miles (6,600 km).
One may also ask, what was the Spirit of St Louis made of? The plane, in which Lindbergh had made the first solo crossing of the Atlantic, was constructed with cotton fabric and metal and had no front windshield — but it sported a periscope. Lindbergh gave the plane to the Smithsonian in 1928, flying it from St. Louis to the old Bolling Field in Southeast Washington.
Simply so, what type of aircraft was the Spirit of St Louis?
Louis (formally the Ryan NYP, registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built, single-engine, single-seat, high-wing monoplane that was flown by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France, for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
Where is the Spirit of St Louis plane now?
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum