.... and also a flying machine!

June 19, 2015

In 1891, at a time when most people believed that the future was in lighter-than-air balloons, Trouvé,  convinced that heavier-than-air machines were the future, built a model ornithopter and ingeniously incorporating a system of explosive cartridges to flap its wings, achieved an unprecedented flight of 80 metres. 

 

His approach lives on . . .

 

 

 

 

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