Horatio Phillips' experimental multiplane of 1884.

Made:
1884 in London
maker:
Horatio Frederick Phillips

Model of Phillips experimental aeroplane, 1884, scale 1:10.

Model (scale 1:10). In 1883 Phillips constructed and tested what became known as the 'Phillips Entry', an aerofoil designed on the assumption that the major part of the lift on a wing was provided by the front portion. Though not officially recognized, some have claimed that the first powered aeroplane flight in Britain was almost certainly made by Phillips in the multiplane in 1907. It covered a distance of about 152 metres.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1934-695
type:
aircraft
credit:
Science Museum Workshops
status:
Permanent collection

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