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Creator:
Eggleston, James O.  Search this
Names:
Rutan Aircraft Factory (RAF)  Search this
Rutan, Burt  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuals
Catalogs
Newsletters
Publications
Date:
1976-1988
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of manufacturing manuals, catalogs, and newsletters relating to the Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze. The collection was donated with an original, unbuilt, Vari-Eze aircraft kit.
Biographical / Historical:
The Vari-Eze was designed by Burt Rutan/Rutan Aircraft Factory (RAF) in 1974. Two prototypes of the Vari-Eze, Model 31, led to production of the Vari-Eze Model 33, which was offered in kit form to amateur/home aircraft builders. Rutan built the Vari-Eze to prove that the canard configuration could be more efficient than conventional designs. The Vari-Eze was awarded the 'outstanding new design,' and also set a world's distance record. The aircraft seats two adults, suitcases and fuel for up to a 800 mile range. The design allows it to be parked in a small space as both the wings and canard are removable and the nose landing gear retracts into the fuselage for easy storage.
General:
Additional materials: Original, unbuilt Vari-Eze aircraft kit
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Provenance:
james O. Eggleston, Gift, 1989, 1990-0007, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Home-built  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Catalogs
Newsletters
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0007