Birdflight as the Basis of Aviation

A Contribution Towards a System of Aviation, Compiled from the Results of Numerous Experiments Made by O. and G. Lilienthal

Author: Otto Lilienthal

Publisher: Markowski International Publishers

ISBN: 9780938716587

Category: Transportation

Page: 151

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Reprint of the seminal 1889 treatise on aerodynamics which served as a guide for the Wright Brothers.

Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst

Author: Otto Lilienthal

Publisher: mach-mir-ein-ebook.de

ISBN: 3944309111

Category: Science

Page: 216

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„Wie ein Vogel zu fliegen“, das war der Traum von Otto Lilienthal und seines Bruders Georg. Nachdem die beiden Brüder jahrelang die physikalischen Grundlagen des Vogelfluges erforschten, veröffentlichte Lilienthal am 5. Dezember 1889 dieses Buch, das hier erstmals als E-Book erscheint. Auch wenn das zeitgenössische Interesse an diesem Buch eher gering war, da die breite Öffentlichkeit die Luftfahrt nach dem Prinzip „leichter als Luft“, die Weiterentwicklung des Ballons zum Luftschiff, favorisierte, stellt es dennoch die wichtigste flugtechnische Veröffentlichung des 19. Jahrhunderts dar. Die charakteristische Flügelform der Vögel war auch anderen Flugtechnikern nicht entgangen, doch die Gebrüder Lilienthal haben sie erstmals mit exakten Messungen verbunden und publiziert. Der heutige Reiz dieses Buch liegt weniger darin, ein modernes Lehrbuch der Aerodynamik zu ersetzen, sondern sich darin in die Frühzeit der Luftfahrt zu begeben. Otto Lilienthal betont in seinem Vorwort, dass das Buch für alle geschrieben wurde, die die Grundlagen des Vogelfluges und damit der Fliegerei kennenlernen wollen. Das Buch kommt mit sehr wenigen mathematischen Formeln aus und beschreibt detailliert die Experimente der beiden Brüder und ihre daraus gezogenen Schlussfolgerungen. Es enthält 80 Illustrationen zu ihren Experimenten und Gedankengängen. Dieses Buch ist für alle an der Geschichte der Luftfahrttechnik Interessierten eine äußerst spannende Lektüre, auch wenn sich Lilienthal in einigen Punkten über die Zukunft der Luftfahrt geirrt hat, wie das folgende Zitat aus dem Buch zeigt: „Die verschiedenartige Ausführung unserer Versuchskörper überzeugte uns, dass die Metalle überhaupt zum Flügelbau nicht zu gebrauchen sind, und dass die Zukunftsflügel wahrscheinlich aus Weidenruten mit leichter Stoffbespannung bestehen werden.“

Like Sex with Gods

An Unorthodox History of Flying

Author: Bayla Singer

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442560

Category: Transportation

Page: 219

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The author retraces humankind's fantasies and visions of flights, reconstructing a mythology through literature, art, and religion that directly contributed to the technology of flight.

Aeronautical Research in Germany

From Lilienthal Until Today

Author: Ernst Heinrich Hirschel,Horst Prem,Gero Madelung

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540406457

Category: Mathematics

Page: 694

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"This English-language edition of Aeronautical Research in Germany recounts and celebrates the considerable contributions made in Germany to the invention and ongoing development of aircraft. [snip] It covers in fascinating detail the milestones of the first 100 years of aeronautical research in Germany, within the broader context of the scientific, political, and industrial milieus."--From publisher description.

A History of Aerodynamics

And Its Impact on Flying Machines

Author: John D. Anderson, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139935992

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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From the Foreword: 'John Anderson's book represents a milestone in aviation literature. For the first time aviation enthusiasts - both specialists and popular readers alike - possess an authoritative history of aerodynamic theory. Not only is this study authoritative, it is also highly readable and linked to the actual (and more familiar) story of how the airplane evolved. The book touches on all the major theorists and their contributions and, most important, the historical context in which they worked to move the science of aerodynamics forward.' Von Hardesty, Smithsonian Institution From the reviews: 'Something of the unexpected quality of this book can be inferred from its full title A History of Aerodynamics and Its Impact on Flying Machines. Pilots tend to suppose that the science of aerodynamics began empirically, somewhere around the time of Lilienthal and the Wrights, and that aerodynamics and manned flight are roughly coeval. It is therefore surprising to come upon a photograph of the Wright Flyer as late as page 242 of the 478-page volume.' Peter Garrison, Flying 'This book successfully straddles the boundary that separates a text book from a history book. It is of equal interest to both the aerodynamicist and the layman. The textual balance achieved by the author has resulted in a book that is enjoyable and educational.' Earl See, American Aviation Historical Society Newsletter

Taking Flight

Inventing the Aerial Age, from Antiquity Through the First World War

Author: Richard Hallion

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195160355

Category: History

Page: 531

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Uses extracts from journals, diaries, and memoirs, as well as rare photographs and drawings, to provide a history of humanity's attempts at flight, including kites, balloons, rockets, and steerable airships.


In the Cause of Flight

Technologists of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Author: Howard S. Wolko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 121

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The Encyclopedia of British Birds

Including Every Rare Visitor from Overseas : a Book of Reference on All Matters of Interest to the Bird Watcher and Bird Lover

Author: Ludwig Koch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 592

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Australian-built Aircraft and the Industry

Author: Keith Raymond Meggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aircraft industry

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"An encyclopaedic, four-volume work on every aircraft type proposed, designed, or manufactured in Australia, from Lawrence Hargrave's experiments in the 1880's, through to the authors self-imposed cutoff point in the mid-1980's. The four-volume work lists over 540 aircraft types as well as detailed histories of the companies involved in their construction. Coverage is multi-faceted, being technical, operational, historical, industrial, and political. Along with the text is the most comprehensive collection of photographs, technical drawings, and diagrams yet assembled into the one reference work, many of which have never before been seen outside the original source. Exhaustively researched over the past 40 years by the well-known aviation personality Keith Meggs, a man uniquely placed to write on all aspects of Australian aviation from construction through to operational flight. All volumes are superbly indexed and cross-referenced with the main text reinforced by extensive and detailed endnotes. Aircraft enthusiasts, pilots, aeronautical engineers, manufacturers, industrialists, universities, and other technical institutions, "Australian-built aircraft and the industry" is a must have for your reference library. In Volume One the fourteen chapters cover the following activities: Hargrave, Taylor, the Commonwealth Prize, Early Experimenters, Duigan, WWI Activity, AA&ECo, 1924 Lightplane Competition, LASCo, QANTAS, WAA, RAAF Randwick, Individual Builders 1918-1939, AMSCo, MSB, Matthews Aviation, General Aircraft Co, Cockatoo Dockyard, Tugan Aircraft, Harkness & Hillier, De Havilland (Aust) - part 1, Industry proposals, and other snippets."--Provided by publisher.



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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Research

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