Cayley's 'Aerial Carriage', 1843.

Made:
1843 in England, Brompton Hall, Scarborough and Yorkshire
maker:
George Cayley
Reproduction of Cayley's Proposed Aerial Carriage', 1843'

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Reproduction of Cayley's Proposed "Aerial Carriage", 1843

Reproduction of Cayley's Proposed 'Aerial Carriage', 1843 English aviation pioneer, George Cayley (1771-1857) was responsible for designing the first man-carrying glider. It incorporated four circular discs that were designed to raise the machine vertically, rather like a helicopter, whereupon they were to form circular wings. This ambitious design was never actually built but remains an example of Cayey's remarkable understanding of the principles of flight.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1932-468
type:
hang-gliders