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Sperry 1910 Biplane
Lawrence Sperry first became interested in aviation after seeing Henri Farman make a short flight in Brooklyn in 1908. In the summer of 1910, at age 17, he built an aircraft from an original design on the second floor of his parents’ house in Flatbush.
First flown as a glider, a 60 hp Anzani engine was then procured and the aircraft was successfully flown at the Sheepshead Bay racetrack. Certainly one of the first tractor biplanes constructed in the United States, it was equipped with an unusual multi-wheeled lattice skid undercarriage meant to help the aircraft operate from rough terrain.

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