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Resembled the Wright flying machine – pusher biplanes with a forward elevator – but they had a box-kite tail structure and lacked any form of lateral control. During 1907, Parisian sculptor Léon Delagrange and sportsman Henri Farman each turned up at the Voisin factory, coming away with his own individually modified version of the biplane. Both men quickly taught themselves to fly, logging up a series of increasingly impressive flights. As a competitive sportsman, Henri Farman’s chief target after learning to fly was to win the 50,000-franc Deutsch-Archdeacon prize for the first person to fly a 1-km (3⁄5-mile) circuit.
30 AGE OF THE PIONEERS PORTABLE PLANE Brazilian pioneer Alberto SantosDumont’s tiny 19 Demoiselle monoplane, built in 1907, had a wingspan of just 6m (18ft) and was perhaps the first microlight. It was designed as an aerial “runabout” and easily separated into two parts (the tail, and the wings and propeller), to allow for easy transport. brothers’ flights in 1903 deserved to be called “the first”, there could be no doubt whatsoever that by the end of 1905 they were the only people in the world with a practical flying machine.
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