1910 Bristol Boxkite (Replica)

This aeroplane is a reproduction built by F G Miles Engineering Ltd in the 1960s for the film Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965). As no original Boxkite exists, the Bristol Aeroplane Company acquired it and placed it in the care of the Collection for preservation.

It is powered by a Rolls-Royce Continental four cylinder engine of 100hp. The greater power of the modern engine is cancelled out by the smaller, higher revving modern propeller which, perhaps surprisingly, does not provide the same thrust as the seemingly lower powered 1910 design.
It flew again in 1992 and like the other Edwardian aircraft its flying activities are restricted to calm weather but flies whenever possible.

film_use2 This is a replica aircraft built for the film ‘Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines‘ (Ken Annakin, 1965: UK).

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