The Mozhayskey Plane Never Flew. It Was Essentially A Powered Kite.

by Daniel Russ on February 18, 2014

 

Mozhaysky's_Steam_Aeroplane

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Two 30 horse power steam engines powered the single winged plane to fly about 100 feet in Russia in1884. Or so they claim. Aeronautical scientists noted that the plane could have lifted into the air with a head wind, but the fact of the matter is that its wing could not sufficiently produce lift because it was aerodynamic. The launch of the plane designed by Russian naval officer  Alexander Mozhayskey was made off of a ramp. This probably slowed the plane’s descent and was responsible for its appearance of flight. It would be a cool steampunk design.

 

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