Aero Telemetry built a museum quality 1/2 scale replica of the world famous Hughes H-1 Racer for celebrating the 75 year anniversary of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.Most importantly, the plane had to comply with the 125 lb weight limit.ENGINE: 2-cylinder, 2-stroke, modified to 360cc high compression, gear reduction.
source: h1racer / image: Steve Carey
Completely re-designed by Joe’s team and built almost entirely of carbon fiber in less than 5 months,the AMA 75th Anniversary Edition of The Aviator H-1 Racer weighed in at 122 lbs ready to fly.Radio range limited to 5 miles with fuel for about 12 minutes.
Academy of Model Aircraft’s 75th anniversary in Muncie, Indiana. Aero Telemetry’s scale H-1 Racer. 1/2 scale, 123 lbs.The Hughes H-1 is a racing aircraft built by Hughes Aircraft in 1935.
It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. The H-1 Racer was the last aircraft built by a private individual to set the world speed record; most aircraft to hold the honor since have been military designs.