Early Flying Machines (How to order the DVD)

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Antoinette

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Appearing in 1906, Antoinette's 25-50 horsepower engines gave European aviation its start. Excellent as they were, these lightweight aero engines were subject to quitting if the tiniest bit of dirt or debris found its way into the fuel to clog their early fuel injection systems.
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Avro Triplane

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The Roe I Triplane (often later referred to as the Avro Triplane) was an early aircraft, the first all-British aircraft to fly (Roe's previous biplane had a French engine). It featured not only a triplane wing, but a triplane tail as well.
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Avro-Baby

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The Avro Baby was a single-bay biplane of conventional configuration with a wire braced wooden structure covered in canvas. It had equal-span, unstaggered wings which each carried two pairs of ailerons. Initially the aircraft was finless and had a rudder of almost circular shape.
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Blackburn-12

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Blackburn designed a new fuselage and used the wing and tail surfaces from the Blackburn Dart. The pilot sat in an open cockpit above the engine, a navigator sat inside the fuselage and a gun position was located at the rear of the fuselage cabin. Three prototypes were flown during 1922 leading to a production contract for 12 aircraft.
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Bleriot-XI

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The Bleriot XI also had some ground-breaking technologies such as castering landing gear, allowing for crosswind landings. Wing warping (instead of ailerons) controlled the plane's roll. The tail section of the Bleriot XI included a horizontal stabilizer with an elevator, and a rudder, but no vertical stabilizer.
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Bristol Boxkite

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The Boxkite was developed in 1910 at Britain's first aircraft factory in Filton, Bristol. In spite of its name, it owed no more to the box kite principles developed by Lawrence Hargrave than other biplanes.
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Burgess-Dunne-FlyingWing

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A lovely two man amphibious swept wing biplane flying wing, built in 1914 and flew well indeed. This is a model of D.8 that was created in Canada. This flies surprisingly well as a card model if you give it a little extra dihedral and stiffen up the float struts.
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Cayley's 1804 Glider

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Scientific experiments led him to develop an efficient cambered airfoil and to identify the four vector forces that influence an aircraft: thrust, lift, drag, and gravity. This is one of the machines based on his research.
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Chanute-Glider

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Along with the standard glider flown by Otto Lilienthal of Germany, the Chanute glider, designed by Chanute but also incorporating the ideas of his young employee Herring with regard to automatic stability, was the most influential of all flying machines built before the Wright brothers began designing aircraft.
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Coanda 1910 Jet

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One of the first things you'd notice about this slim biplane was its lack of propeller. Designed by 24-year-old Romanian Henri Coanda, the airplane made its official debut at the October 1910 Salon de l'Aeronautique in Paris, where it wowed the crowd. That's not only because the biplane had a complete wooden cover, and its struts and bracing wires were kept to a bare minimum, but also because its tractor-mounted engine drove a centrifugal compressor through a series of gears.
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DaVinci-Airscrew

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Though the first actual helicopter wasn’t built until the 1940s, it is believed that Leo's sketches from the late fifteenth century were the predecessor to the modern day flying machine. As with many DaVinci’s ideas, he never actually built and tested it – but his notes and drawings mapped out exactly how the device would operate.. Perfect 'A' magnet school project !!
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Degen-Ornithopter

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Degen actually used his wings to provide him just enough lift to rise with the help of a balloon. In this manner, he went balloon-jumping in large leaps on a parade ground, to the delight of onlookers, but only the most gullible would take that for flying.
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Demoiselle

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The Santos-Dumont Demoiselle ("Damselfly") was an early aircraft built in France by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. It was a light-weight monoplane with a wire-braced wing mounted atop an open-framework fuselage built around a reinforced bamboo boom.
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Demoiselle (FG)

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Santos Dumont's Demoiselle Ultralite Flying Machine
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Deperdussin-B

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The planes' use by the French Air Force (then Aviation Militaire) was very brief, due to their frailty and lack of weapons. In February 1914, an experiment was made to install a machine gun in the nose of the craft, but it was not followed up.
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Deperdussin-Racer

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Designed as a racing aircraft, the Deperdussin Monocoque was a slim, single-seated plane with a sleek aerodynamic build that was the first of a large range of similar designs that would come in later years. The design is noted for winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy in 1912.
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Dixon-Nipper

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Although it crashed, the contribution of the Nipper to the development of flight was recognised by Hollywood, however, as a non-flying replica was built for comedian Tony Hancock's plane in the 1960s comedy film Those magnificent men in their flying machines and called the 'Little Tiddler'.
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DuMont 14-BIS

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The 14-bis, also known as Oiseau de proie (French for "bird of prey"), was a pioneer-era canard biplane designed and built by Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont. On October 23, 1906, in Paris, France, it performed the first officially witnessed European unaided takeoff and flight by a heavier-than-air aircraft.
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DuMont Personal Airship #6

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Santos-Dumont was awarded the Deutsch prize as well as the prize money of 50,000 francs. In a charitable gesture, he gave half the prize to he crew and then donated the other half to the poor of Paris.
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DuTemple Flying Machine

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The DuTemple Flying Machine with the first powered flight and the first retractable landing gear, helped to push the exploration of the Earth to higher heights.
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Eardley Billings

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Eardley Billings from the movie: Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines
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Eole Flying Machine

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Unlike many early flying machines, Clement Ader's Éole did not attempt to fly by flapping its wings, but was to rely on the lift generated by its wings (mechanical copies of bat wings). Its steam engine was an unusually light weight design and drove a propeller at the front of the aircraft. Cardmodel kit includes A FREE stick model plan of the Eole !!
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Henson Ariel

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The Aerial Steam Carriage, also named Ariel, was a flying machine patented in 1842 that was supposed to carry passengers into the air. The Aerial Steam Carriage was significant because it was a transition from glider experimentation to powered flight experimentation.
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LeBris Albatross Glider

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A sailor and sea captain, Jean-Marie Le Bris sailed around the world observing the flight of the Albatross bird. Although he sailed around the world, his true ambition was to fly. Le Bris caught some of the birds and analysed the interaction of their wings with air, identifying the aerodynamic phenomenon of lift, which he called "aspiration".
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Lilienthal Hang Glider

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The invention of a safer small engine that worked on a system of tubular boilers allowed Lillienthal to finance his aviation experiments. He became known as the German Glider King. This is one of his gliders.
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Mersey-Monoplane

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Robert Fenwick designed the Mersey monoplane, which was the first plane to be accepted by the War Office. Unfortunately, during a demonstration, it plunged to the ground and he was killed. A tablet was placed at the entrance to the main hall of the South Shields Grammar Technical school to commemorate his name and achievements.
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Pearse Flying Machine

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Located in turbulent air-flow, and close to the centre of gravity, the controls would have lacked adequate turning moment to control the pitch or yaw of the aircraft. The principles of his design, however, accord precisely with modern thinking on the subject.
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Phillips-Multiplane

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Phillips's 1904 Multiplane expanded on the 1893 test vehicle in a configuration that could be flown by a person. It utilized 21 wings and had a tail for stability, but was unable to achieve sustained flight. You've probably seen old time movies of this monster trying to take-off only to ungraciously fold up like a taco.
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Sopwith-Bat-Boat

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The Bat-Boat II was the very first flying boat to have a ventilated step. The Admiralty aircraft was later sold to Greece. Strangely Sopwith built another Mk,II and sold it to Germany just before the outbreak of World War One. Later Sopwith designed a version as a gun ship but it was never built. WHY was it called the Bat Boat?? You'll never guess. Just know it had nuthin' to do with Bat Man & whats his name.. See:http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/Aircraft/Sopwith-Bat-Boat.html
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Vickers-22

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In 1960, a replica was created of Vickers 22 (Bleriot type) Monoplane, utilizing Vickers company drawings, originally intended for use by the Vickers Flying Club in 1910. The completed prototype was available and 20th Century Fox purchased the replica.
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Voisin

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Eager to try flying a seaplane as well, Voisin purchased several of the Fabre floats and fitted them to his Canard airplane. In October 1910, the Canard-Voisin became the first seaplane to fly over the river Seine.
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Whiteheads Flyer

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Gustave Whitehead's name and work lapsed into obscurity until a 1935 magazine article and follow-up book spotlighted his legacy and sparked a vigorous "first flight" debate among aviation buffs—including Orville Wright—that has lasted ever since.
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Wright Glider

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The lesser known predecessor of the famous Wright Brothers Flyer also known as the Kitty Hawk, named after the site of their flight tests. The design of the Glider was the foundation for the Wright Brothers' historic flight.
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Wright-Flyer

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Upon returning to Kitty Hawk in 1903, the Wrights completed assembly of the Flyer while practicing on the 1902 Glider from the previous season. On December 14, 1903, they felt ready for their first attempt at powered flight.
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Wright-VinFiz

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Calbraith Perry Rodgers, grandson of naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry and a risk-taking sort of sportsman, had taken about 90 minutes of instruction from Orville Wright in June 1911 before soloing, and had won an $11,000 air endurance prize in a contest in August. Rodgers became the first private citizen to buy a Wright airplane.

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