Cayley's 'Aerial Carriage', 1843.

Made:
1843 in Yorkshire, Scarborough, Brompton Hall and England
maker:
George Cayley

Reproduction of Cayley's Proposed "Aerial Carriage", 1843

Reproduction of Cayley's Proposed 'Aerial Carriage', 1843 English aviation pioneer, George Cayley (1771-1857) was responsible for designing the first man-carrying glider. It incorporated four circular discs that were designed to raise the machine vertically, rather like a helicopter, whereupon they were to form circular wings. This ambitious design was never actually built but remains an example of Cayey's remarkable understanding of the principles of flight.

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Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1932-468
type:
hang-gliders
status:
Permanent collection

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