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03/12/1877 Forgotten aviation pioneer is born

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Documentary Plane Richard Pearse aircraft replica project part 1

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Richard Pearse aircraft replica project part 2

New Zealand farmer and inventor Richard Pearse was interested in aviation. In 1903 he built an aircraft. On 31 of January, he took off in it and flew around three hundred meters. Then he crashed into a fence. He flew nine months before Wright brothers. His aircraft was however uncontrollable.
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