The Planes: 1920 Dayton Wright
Length: 22' 6";
Wingspan: 23' 3";
Weight (empty): 1,400 lbs.
Construction Materials: Balsa fuselage and wings, covered
with plywood and varnished linen
Builder: Dayton-Wright Company, Dayton,
Number Built: 1
Engine Type: Hall-Scott L-6, 6-cylinder,
250-horsepower, in-line, water-cooled internal combustion
Engine Builder: Hall-Scott Motor Car Company,
Configuration: 1-pilot tractor monoplane
Maximum Speed: 165 m.p.h.
Despite its advanced design and groundbreaking features, this plane only raced
once – and it didn’t even finish. Nevertheless, it was part of
a new era of racing planes that were built specifically for speed.