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Detroit Aeroplane Co 1910 Monoplane / Miss Detroit
The Detroit Aeroplane Co. displayed a monoplane fitted with the company's two-cylinder opposed 30 hp engine at the 1910 Philadelphia show, where it was "the hit of the show". Two of them were sold, one to Atlantic City, where a training school is to be started next summer. It had a main plane with a span of 30 ft and an area 150 sq. ft. Stability was achieved by an arrangement where "the extremities of the wings sections have been cut out and hinged to the rear lateral beam. These float in the air stream in flight, being depressed individually through their attachment to the steering column", i.e. ailerons... The fuselage was a single seamless steel tube of large diameter, braced with wires over cruciform horizontal and vertical masts.
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