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Beachey 1910 monoplane
Lincoln Beachey and his brother Hillery started experimenting with monoplane aircraft construction after the January 1910 Los Angeles meeting. He was present at the Wright team’s inaugural meeting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June 1910, but he didn't make any flights in his monoplane. Two weeks later, perhaps hoping to learn by studying aeroplanes up close, Beachey secured a position as “chief assistant” to Charles Willard. In that capacity, he brought his monoplane to the Curtiss team's meeting at Minneapolis in late June 1910. He made some short flights there, but the machine reportedly never got more than three feet off the ground. On June 24th he damaged the machine by crashing into a fence, and after that it seems to have lost interest in it.

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