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Grant-Morse Virginia I
Rudolph R. Grant, who later became Chairman of the Technical Board of the Aeronautic Society of America and Charles Oliver Morse of Norfolk, VA, were busy to develop a mechanism for automatic directional and lateral stability in aeroplanes, an interesting device with air pressure spring-loaded wings and counter-wise adjusted incidence of the small lower wing. The Virginia I monoplane was their first, built in the summer of 1910. It proved to be a stable flyer, that in spring 1911 was tested as a hydroplane in the Willoughby Bay, just North of Norfolk. It might have been the first motor aeroplane built in Virginia.

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