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Curtiss R3C-2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:39 pm
by schneiderman
I have had an extensive conversation with the Smithsonian regarding the Curtiss R3C-2 Schneider racer. They confirm that they do not hold any original Curtiss blueprints or other drawings in their archives and the drawings they do have available for purchase they acknowledge to be inaccurate. Its a long shot for sure but does any one know whether original drawings have survived elsewhere?

Cheers

Re: Curtiss R3C-2

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:53 am
by O3U
Waaaaaay late to the party, Have you tried the US National Archives?
Manufacturers' Aircraft Blueprint Plans, ca. 1921 - ca. 1950 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/598809
This series consists of blueprint plans from various manufacturers relating to production of experimental and
prototype aircraft and aircraft equipment. Included are plans of fixed-wing aircraft (including some British designs),
gliders, balloons, non-rigid airships, mooring masts, aircraft engines (piston and jet), gun turrets, and propellers.
194,850 blueprint plans

National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC)
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301-837-3200
Fax: 301-837-3622
Email: carto@nara.gov

Re: Curtiss R3C-2

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:44 pm
by schneiderman
Thanks for the reply, and , yes, waaaay too late as the book I was writing and for which the drawings could have been useful was published in 2012 :D

The link to the archive is useful though, looks like there may be much of interest there. Interesting that the search system is just about as woeful as the one for the UK archive