In 1843 an English inventor by the name
of William Samuel Henson published his patented design for an Aerial
Steam Carriage. His design was a big step towards establishing the modern
airplane. The design was a fixed wing monoplane with propellers, and
fuselage, and wheeled landing gear, and flight control by means of rear
elevator and rudder. The steam-powered models by Henson in 1847 were
promising however unsuccessful.