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Old Apr 29, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Dyott Monoplane, debuted in April 1913

This was posted on Historic Wings at this URL

I wanted to make sure it received visibility here. There are additional photos and diagrams on the site.

There is more on G.M. Dyott here...

The Flight Data Recorder, most would say, traces its lineage to the first efforts of two Frenchmen, François Hussenot and Paul Beaudouin, who created their revolutionary “HB” device in 1939. The HB used photographic processes, in which an eight meter long, 88 mm wide film recorded the progression of altitude, speed and other flight data onto film. The film was changed periodically since, once exposed, it could not record additional data. Another early design was created by Len Harrison and Vic Husband in the early 1940s, whose apparatus record flight data and control positioning onto copper tape, which could therefore survive a crash.

Both reports on the origins of the Flight Data Recorder are wrong, however. The first true flight data recorder dates not to the late 1930s or early 1940s, but rather decades earlier to a man whose contributions to aviation are all but forgotten — the Englishmen Mr. George M. Dyott. His aeroplane, known as the Dyott Monoplane, debuted in April 1913, 100 years years ago in aviation history. Surprisingly, it carried the world’s first Flight Data Recorder, a device of his invention.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 05:59 AM
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Very interesting, thanks
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Old May 01, 2013, 06:25 AM
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My thanks too for showing this, as I love this period of aviation.

It looks to have all the requirements of a nice-flying scale model - I'll store that 3-view for 'future builds'

I've put a link to here in the 'Electric Scale' forum too, as there's a lot of people there who model these kind of planes.

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