Model of S F Cody's Power-kite

Made:
1908 in England, Hampshire and Farnborough
maker:
Samuel Franklin Cody

Model of Samuel Franklin Cody's "Power-kite" or British Army Aeroplane No. 1, 1907/8, scale 1:20.

Model (scale 1:20). This aircraft, also known as British Army Aircraft No 1, made the first sustained powered flight in Britain at Farnborough, on 16th October 1908, covering a distance of 1390 feet. Cody started work on the 'Power Kite' in October 1907 and modified the aircraft until the first flight, which ended in a crash.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1948-201
Measurements:
Wing span: 780 mm
type:
military aircraft
credit:
Broomfield, G A