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Samuel Cody was an early maker of aeroplanes
The British Army Aeroplane No 1 or sometimes Cody 1 made the first recognised powered and sustained flight in the United Kingdom in 1908. It was a biplane built at the Army Balloon Factory (later the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough
Aeroplane No 1 was a biplane of similar configuration to the that designed by the Wright Brothers. The wings had booms fore and aft that mounted respectively the elevator and rudder. It had a wheeled landing gear, and power from the Antoinette engine drove two pusher propellers using a belt-drive.
The aircraft made the first recognised powered and sustained flight in the United Kingdom on 16 October 1908 at Farnborough. The aircraft first flight covered only 1,390 ft.
A modified version of the Cody 1
Cody 2 re-engined with a 60 hp ENV Type F engine