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William Samuel Henson's 1843 patent of the first practical model aircraft; Henson's patent indicates he believed the correct proportions to be about 2ft(squared) of supporting surface to each lb. of weight; His general design shows careful thought and some excellent features, but the form was crude and its equilibrium was deficient; Built by: Leroy Brooks Image from SDASM Curatorial collection. Note: This material may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.)--Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum


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