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  1. Alphonse Pénaud. Alphonse Pénaud (31 May 1850 – 22 October 1880), was a 19th-century French pioneer of aviation design and engineering. He was the originator of the use of twisted rubber to power model aircraft, and his 1871 model airplane, which he called the Planophore, was the first aerodynamically stable flying model.

    • 22 October 1880 (aged 30)
    • Aeronautical inventor and engineer
    • French
    • 31 May 1850, Paris
  2. Alphonse Pénaud, (born 1850, Paris, France—died October 1880, Paris), French aeronautical pioneer. Pénaud was the son of an admiral but suffered from a degenerative hip condition that prevented his following a family tradition of service in the French navy. As early as 1870 he began to demonstrate the discoveries that would eventually ...

  3. May 31, 2019 · May 31, 2019. Alphonse Pénaud, a French aviation pioneer, was born May 31, 1850. In the early 1870s, Pénaud began building model aircraft powered by twisted rubber cords, the first to use what we would call a rubber-band motor. In 1871, he flew a model aircraft in the Tuileries for the Aeronautical Society of France.

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  4. Nov 30, 2009 · One of the most influential people to influence the field of aviation during the nineteenth century was the French marine engineer, Alphonse Pénaud. Stricken to a wheel chair with a debilitating hip disease from an early age, he built many models of which the Planophore would be his most promising model built, and is representative of the form ...

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  6. Amy Tikkanen. Pénaud Planophore, model aircraft designed, built, and first flown by the French aeronautical pioneer Alphonse Pénaud in 1871. Pénaud flew the small hand-launched model airplane, or planophore, as he preferred to call it, on Aug. 18, 1871, before a large group of invited witnesses at the Jardin des.

  7. Charles-Alphonse Pénaud[ 1] ( Paris, 31 de maio de 1850 — Paris, 22 de outubro de 1880) foi um engenheiro, inventor e pioneiro da aviação francês . Inventou alguns brinquedos, entre eles um modelo de aeroplano, o Planophore propulsado por um motor de borracha enrolada, além de helicópteros motorizados e ornitópteros.

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