History of the Flying Car – Part Two: The Curtiss Autoplane

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Curtiss Autoplane

The 1917 Autoplane, designed by the aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, is usually cited as the world’s first flying car.  The Autoplane married a flivver (resembling a Model T) to a biplane–make that triplane.  The car, patented in 1919, was capable of short hops–bunny hops, to be exact. It tried but never achieved sustained flight. (Pics)

 

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Top 10 Inventions That Changed The World

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To mark its centenary, in June the Science Museum in London had its curators select the 10 objects in its collection that had made the biggest mark on history. These then went to a public vote to find the most important invention of past centuries. Visitors to the museum and online voters cast nearly 50,000 votes. Find out the winners below.

 

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