About a month later R. Rohlfe, piloting a Curtiss triplane, broke the height record by reaching 34,610 feet.
Here was the principle of the modern biplane and triplane in its infancy.
"Yes, that's where the young master is making his triplane," answered the man.
It is a tiny Curtiss triplane, the span of whose wings is only 25 feet.
triplane—An aeroplane of which the main lifting surface consists of three surfaces or pairs of wings mounted one above the other.
There is some curious error here, for Captain Ball was not flying a triplane at the time of his death.
The triplane is by far the best type for these giant raiders that fly by night.
The change from triplane to biplane, or vice versa, may be readily made in a few minutes.
I mean that when Andy tries to fly in his triplane it will be our turn to laugh.
He continued to gaze upward as the triplane shot forward, the noise of the motor being plainly heard.