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
They have the SST prototype fuselage
This Teledyne Continental engine was marked for ground test only - was it at Moses Lake, or Boeing Field?
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
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