Bristol Boxkite 1910

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    Cool! I saw a AVRO Triplane in the vid for a second too. Wonder if they are the planes used in "Those Magnificent Young Men in Their Flying Machines"?
     
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    Cool video! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    #6 l'Omnivore Sobriquet, Mar 21, 2014
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    Bristol Boxkite, an imitation of the Farman III , itself 'very inspired' of a Wright Flyer a type i should know more precisely about.

    Of course, it could be argued that the Wrights' Flyer was in fact a workshop result of the heated Farman-Voisin-Weber etc. conversations in high-end Parisian salons of the very early 1900's, duly noted out and sent away by Octave Chanute, another Parisian great American, duly on the spot and actualy debating here too, away to its 'mechanical arm' over there in Yankee eastern dunes.
    But that would be awfull revisionism, or what ?

    Meanwhile, Otto Lilienthal was gliding...
     
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    Love this video !
     
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    French humour at work, non? :D

    Lillienthal was dead by then and the Wrights, by December 1903 had spent more time in the air in heavier-than-aircraft - gliders than anyone else in the world, including the pioneering German and British Pilcher, never mind the French and their terrible Wright 1902 glider copies - Ferdinand Ferber, REP and Archdecon included in this lot, that last two a year later as a result of the afforementioned Chanute in 1903 gave a talk in Paris and had articles published about what the Wrights were up to - with their permission, of course, but he didn't really understand wing warping - this was a ploy of the Wrights; they didn't describe it to a degree that he could understand, so subsequent French glider copies - and aeroplanes had little in the way of lateral control.

    The French swanned about side slipping clumsily from side to side without true three axis control for years in their aeroplanes until, Voila! Wilbur flew the 1907 Flyer at Hunaudieres race course in 1908, demonstrating practical three-axis control for all the attendees to see, including Bleriot and other members of the French aviation aristocracy. "To 'Ell with the aileron!" Exclaimed an astonished Bleriot and his subsequent aeroplanes were fitted with wing warping as a result of the Phoney Americain! Ce Bon!
     
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