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This model is built near to scale and very detailed. The cockpit is detailed and includes instrumentation, flight controls, fuel tank switches and the unique periscope built into the Ryan to allow Lindbergh to see in front of the airplane on take off and landing. This model is fully textured and accurate. It has many animateable features including pilots door, ailerons, elevators, rudder, propeller, landing gear and flight controls. It comes with all textures and materials and with 10 different formats.
Spirit of Saint Louis, in which Charles A Lindbergh made the first nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris, May 20–21, 1927.
The Spirit of St. Louis is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane. NYP' is an acronym for 'New York-Paris'. It is a highly modified version of a conventional Ryan M-2 strut-braced monoplane. At Lindbergh's request, the large main and forward fuel tanks were placed in the forward section of the fuselage, in front of the pilot. The plane was powered by a 220-horsepower, air-cooled, 9-cylinder Wright J-5C 'Whirlwind' engine. Lindbergh's New York-to-Paris flight made him an instant celebrity and media star. Today, Lindbergh's 'Spirit of St. Louis' is housed in the Smithsonian Museum.