Confederate Flying Machine

A full 40 years before the Wright brothers made history, a model of what was to be a steam-powered flying machine tethered to a locomotive briefly took flight… Mississippi Doctor Richard Oglesby Davidson was raising money to build a steam-powered flying war machine named the “Artis Avis” that would fly over the battlefield. And now, 150 years later, engineer and inventor Maris Ensing is going to build a steam-powered flying machine based on 19th-century wisdom, to see if it will fly.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


 

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