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Bokor 1909 Triplane

As seen at Morris Park, N.Y., winner of the first money prize in America for design and workmanship independent of performance - a $500 prize awarded by the Aeronautic Society of New York in 1909 - even though it failed to fly.



In light of the triplane’s inability to leave the earth, Morris Bokor made changes to his design and took the machine to Arlington, New Jersey, where it won the prize for excellence of construction. There - at the North Arlington Aero Carnival Week of May 25, 1909 which featured Baldwin’s airship, his newest California Arrow, and two aeroplanes, the other that of the Mexican revolutionary Victor Ochoa - the Hungarian Bokor made an attempt at flight but could only manage a top speed of 12 mph while running along an unpaved road. The triplane was subsequently taken to Westbury, Long Island, but it never did get off the ground.
The 1911 Bokor III was powered by two 30 HP 4 cylinder engines in pusher arrangement.

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