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Old 2nd Mar 2009, 22:45
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First Airplane Camera: 1909

Just received this from the "internets:"

Amazing quality for a 100+ year old film. Wow.
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Film clip from the Austrian archives about the Wright Brothers demonstrating their plane in Italy in 1909. What is even more fantastic is there was an on-board camera on the Wright plane and the last part of this film shows it.

Wilbur Wright is at the controls on both of the flights. Its a GREAT video considering it's 100 years old and the quality/weight of the equipment of that day. Note the pitch stability and the yaw string on the canard.
Wilbur Wright und seine Flugmaschine - 1909 - Europa Film Treasures ng_machine'

BTW, all early movie cameras you see were hand-cranked. I wonder about this one..

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