French Steam Powered Monoplane 1874 by Dennis Melling

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My vector drawing (no auto trace/copy) of an 1874 steam powered monoplane.

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.

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  • Jonathan  Green
    Jonathan Greenalmost 2 years ago

    Great One !

  • I can see why he went on to make steam engines for boats :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    February 23rd, 2013
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  • Thank you Mary – very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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