Look familiar?

This is said to be the largest hanging airplane in any museum...

...although they had to cut the tip of the rudder to make it fit!

Check out the Hiller website by clicking below vvv
Click to see where the bird is now!


They have the SST prototype fuselage

This Teledyne Continental engine was marked for ground test only - was it at Moses Lake, or Boeing Field?

condor drawing

SAE White Paper, written by a museum staffer...
...here's another link to a Condor site, although there was disagreement with the software split...
And this is a description of Condor from the Federation of American Scientists.
Uh oh, call security! Here is a Russian reference to our plane!


High above, hanging from the ceiling, is an oddly shaped aircraft, with a huge wingspan and a boxy, landing-gear fuselage with no landing gear. Museum documents explain that this is the Condor, America's first robotic aircraft. Originally designed as a pilotless spy plane, the Condor's major achievements were in proving cutting edge technologies. It was the first aircraft to fly a fully automatic flight from takeoff to landing and the first to include automated multifunction redundancy management, including the ability to recover from engine or rudder failure in flight. The Condor also proved the usefulness of composites in aircraft construction in order to provide the lowest possible weight and high stiffness. Ultimately, the Condor set several records, including those for the highest piston-engined flight (67,028 feet), and for the longest unmanned, unrefueled flight (51 hours at 55,000 feet).

The model airplane located in the Boeing Developmental Center waterfront cafeteria

Can you believe it?

13 year anniversary since first flight was October 9th!


The anniversary party in 1998, watching the archive videos...

...and folks just having a good time!

Anyone want to have a '15-Year Anniversary' get-together in October of 2003??

Updated July 2, 2003