Aircraft Photo of No Reg | Bell Oionus I | #470145
Registration / Serial:No Reg
Aircraft Original Type:Bell Oionus
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell Oionus
Aircraft Version:Bell Oionus I
C/n (msn):None issued
City / Area:Baddeck - Bras D'Ore Lake [ Off-Airport ]
Region / Country:Nova Scotia, Canada
Photo Date:25 March 1910
Photo Photo Archive
Photo ID: 470145
Photo Comment

Built for inventor Alexander Graham Bell to test his tetrahedral structure. Much simpler triplane configuration compared with the AEA Cygnet unsuccessfully tested in 1909. Attempted test flights with the Oionus on the day of the photo saw three wheels lift off but not all four. Melting ice ended any further attempts to fly it. Photo from: Ingenium - Ken Molson Fonds

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