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Here is Sir George’s flying carriage in all its kite-looking beauty. I made this model some time ago, but thought of posting now here for the fellow BModelers. I followed neither the “flying” replicas nor the modern renditions but the original Cayley’s drawings. In his description he states that wire or rope may be used for the rigging, so I used “rope”, more accordingly to contemporary ballooning and nautical practices. In his drawings the fore mast does not protrude above the sail, and so it was depicted here too. The sight of such aviation dawn designs is refreshing and helps us understand and appreciate the hard labor, keen minds and ingenuity of the aviation pioneers.