Cody aeroplane No1, May-June 1908.
2 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm

Cody aeroplane No1, May-June 1908.

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Description

'Roll to the larboard' the ailerons and top rudder respond to Cody's left movement of the control column. Samuel Franklin Cody (1861-1913) was a Texan who joined a wild west show as a young man. His troupe came to Europe in the 1890's. He experimented with kites in 1900 and was taken on by the British military in 1904 to develop man-lifting kites. He also pioneered airships at Farnborough and on 16 October 1908 built and flew the first aeroplane to fly in England. He became a British citizen before being killed when one of his many planes broke up in mid air.
 

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