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Progress in flying machines,

Author: Octave Chanute
Publisher: New York, American Engineer and Railroad Journal [1894]
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This volume contains research that originally appeared in The Railroad and Engineering Journal between 1891 and 1893. In it, the distinguished French-born aviation pioneer Octave Chanute analyzed virtually every flight experiment up to that time, explained their flaws and focused attention on the principles that showed most promise. His data on flight control and equilibrium was crucial to the early designs of the  Read more...
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Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910.
Progress in flying machines.
New York, American Engineer and Railroad Journal [1894]
(OCoLC)609233500
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Octave Chanute
OCLC Number: 1300545
Notes: "A series of [27] articles on 'Progress in flying machines', as distinguished from balloons, which have been published in the Railroad and Engineering Journal (now redesignated as the American engineer), of New York City. The first article appeared in October, 1891"--Preface.
Appendix: [1] The flight of the albatros. Paper read before the Balloon Society, October 3, 1884. By Thomas Moy.--[2] The flying man. The carrying capacity of arched surfaces in sailing flight. By Otto Lilienthal. Translated from Zeitschrift für luftschiffahrt und physik der atmosphäre for November, 1893.
Description: iv pages, 1 leaf, 308 pages illustrations 23 cm
Responsibility: by O. Chanute, C.E.

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This volume contains research that originally appeared in The Railroad and Engineering Journal between 1891 and 1893. In it, the distinguished French-born aviation pioneer Octave Chanute analyzed virtually every flight experiment up to that time, explained their flaws and focused attention on the principles that showed most promise. His data on flight control and equilibrium was crucial to the early designs of the Wright Brothers.

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