My vector drawing using Inkscape (no auto trace) of an 1874 steam powered monoplane. The background is from our garden in Romania.
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Felix du Temple de la Croix was a French Naval officer who received a patent for a flying machine in 1857. This version never flew, but the steam engine design was successfully used to power boats in later years. By 1874, he had developed a lightweight steam-powered monoplane which flew short distances under its own power after takeoff from a ski-jump.