Le Canard (“The Duck”) photographed during its historic testing on March 28, 1910The Fabre Hydravion was a French experimental floatplane designed by Henri Fabre, notable as the first seaplane in history to take off from water under its own power. Although called Canard (French: “duck”), this monoplane was not the origin of the term “canard configuration”.

Le Canard (“The Duck”) photographed during its historic testing on March 28, 1910
The Fabre Hydravion was a French experimental floatplane designed by Henri Fabre, notable as the first seaplane in history to take off from water under its own power. Although called Canard (French: “duck”), this monoplane was not the origin of the term “canard configuration”.