The first planes have always fascinated me. Here is a fun.
Hum... Not really.... Without wanting to upset the Americans, even if the Wright Brothers are officially the first, it's in France with Santos Dumont, Farman Bleriot, Levavasseur etc ... that aviation is truly born ! :)
No offense! The Wright's must have been influenced then by this design! Thanks for the feedback!
:) In fact, all this is much more complex :)
1 - Leonard de Vinci (1452-1519 Italian/French) the first serious studies on the flight 2 - John Stringfllow (1799-1883 English) the first interesting flying machines built 3 - Sir George Cayley (1773-1857 English) first detailed studies on aerodynamics and projects of flying machines credible 4 - F
A variation of the Wright Flyer?