Model aircraft

Model aircraft

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Caption: Model aeroplane. Historical artwork of a model aircraft designed by the Frenchmen Victor Tatin (1843-1913) and Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1904). In 1879, it flew over 15 metres around a central pole to which it was tethered at almost 30 kilometres per hour, demonstrating the effectiveness of the design. The model was powered by a compressed air motor linked to two propellers. The silk wings measured 1.9 metres from tip to tip. The model was flown at Chalais- Meudon in France.

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Keywords: aeroplane, air, aircraft, art, compressed, compressed air, etienne, flight, historical, history of science, marey, model, model art, propeller, tatin, technology, transport, transportation, victor

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