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Browne 1911 Octoplane
 
 Browne-1911
 
Carl Browne, formerly one of the "generals" in the famous Coxey Army of unemployed men who marched on Washington in 1894, built what he called an octoplane. It was equipped with a stationary elliptic plane, running lengthwise of the machine, measuring 4 feet at its widest part and tapering to a point at each end, designed to act as a stabilizer. The motive power was furnished by a 30-horsepower motor, operating a tractor propeller and two large four-bladed revolving planes on each side, similar to the paddles of a sidewheel steamer. The span of the machine was 26 feet and the length 28 feet. The elevating and vertical control surfaces were similar in shape and operation to those of a standard Curtiss.
 
 
 
 


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