Model of Horatio Phillips experimental aeroplane

Made:
1934
maker:
Science Museum

Model of Horatio Phillips experimental aeroplane (scale 1:10), by Science Museum, London, 1934

Model (scale 1:10). In 1883 Phillips constructed and tested what became known as the 'Phillips Entry', an aerofoil designed on the assumption that the major part of the lift on a wing was provided by the front portion. Though not officially recognized, some have claimed that the first powered aeroplane flight in Britain was almost certainly made by Phillips in the multiplane in 1907. It covered a distance of about 152 metres.

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Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1934-695/1
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Science Museum Workshops

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