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 Faccioli No. 2
 
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On the 13th of January 1909, the first all-Italian aircraft, a triplane designed and built by Aristide Faccioli, took off from a field near the Mirafiori horse racing track. It was powered by a 4-cylinder water-cooled 75 hp engine, designed by Faccioli and built by S.P.A. (Società Piemontese Automobili), driving two offset contra-rotating propellers. It crashed when the tail hit the ground. The machine was rebuilt in May 1909 with the same engine, a biplane wing cellule and a very short tail with a low-mounted horizontal stabilizer. It made a few hops on the parade gound at Venaria Reale, but crashed before the Brescia air show and thus could not be presented there.
 
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