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Gillespie 1905 Aeroplane
 
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Designed by G. Curtis Gillespie and featured on the cover of Scientific American for June 26, 1905.

Trussed frame of light aluminium tubing reinforced by piano wire 24 feet overall with a beam of 10 feet, covered in light duck and steered by two integrated flaps.
 
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The motive power consisted of an air-cooled gasoline engine having six cylinders, opposed three to three in a horizontal plane with cranks set an an angle of 60 degrees.
 
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The machine’s total weight was 150 pounds, and developed 20 horse-power.
 
 
 
 


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