Rutan Model 33 Vari-Eze Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0007
Creators:
Eggleston, James O.
Dates:
1976-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.09 Cubic feet
(1 records center box) (1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
james O. Eggleston, Gift, 1989, 1990-0007, unknown

General
General
Additional materials: Original, unbuilt Vari-Eze aircraft kit
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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

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Repository Contact
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