Aircraft Photo of No Reg | AEA Cygnet II | #469790
Registration / Serial:No Reg
Aircraft Original Type:AEA Cygnet II
Aircraft Generic Type:AEA Cygnet II
Aircraft Version:AEA Cygnet II
C/n (msn):None issued
City / Area:Baddeck - Bras D'Ore Lake [ Off-Airport ]
Region / Country:Nova Scotia, Canada
Photo Date:15 March 1909
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Photo ID: 469790
Photo Comment

Yes, this is a real aircraft and yes it did fly - eventually. But it required more power than in 1909 and even then it was only in ground effect as the Cygnet III. Soon after the March 1, 1912 hop the tetrahedral cell wing collapsed, ending the project. Baddeck was the centre of Canadian aviation development with famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell a local resident and keen proponent of aviation. The frozen lake provided a large, flat, low friction surface for test flights. Photo from: Ingenium - Ken Molson Fonds

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