Edward Purkis Frost
|Edward Purkis Frost|
|Known for||Aeronautic experiments|
Frost began studying flight in 1868 and built a large steam-powered flying machine with both fixed and flapping wings from 1870 to 1877. Frost had intended to have a 20-25 hp steam engine but the actual engine with 5 hp was not powerful enough to lift the ornithopter from the ground. The experiment cost Frost £1000. In collaboration with several colleagues he started another large similar craft in 1902 with an internal combustion engine. It lifted from the ground in 1904. A wing from this craft is displayed in London's Science Museum.
- Kelly, Maurice. 2006. Steam in the Air. Pen & Sword Books. Pages 49-55 are about Frost.
- Society Worthies.... Flight International, 13 January 1966. At flightglobal.com archive. Includes photos of E.P. Frost.