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  early flying machines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early attempts at flight are the subject of much debate, both for the often sketchy details of machines and people that have vanished away in time and as a matter of pride for some given group, usually a country.
Early flying machines, such those that predated the development of practical photography are often doubted for lack of proof, and ancient machines are almost entirely dismissed for a lack of credibility.
Balloons and other lighter-than-air craft 'fly' by displacing more than their weight in air to rise, but a flying machine must supply an upward force some other way to remain aloft.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /early_flying_machines.html   (1458 words)

  
 Early flying machines - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Heavier than air flying machines included, as lighter than air machines are subject to much less controversy.
The goal is to examine the properties of flying machines, and to list the claims to allow a proper analysis of all the early flying machines.
Along with many inventions developed during the Industrial revolution, such as the steam engine, flying machines followed a slow process of study and analysis by various people but culminated in a pivotal design.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Early_flying_machines   (1417 words)

  
 Early flying machines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early attempts at flight are the subject much debate both for the often sketchy of machines and people that have vanished in time and as a matter of for some given group usually a country.
flying machines such those that predated the of practical photography are often doubted for lack of and ancient machines are almost entirely dismissed a lack of credibility.
Balloons and other lighter-than-air craft 'fly' by more than their weight in air to but a flying machine must supply an force some other way to remain aloft.
www.freeglossary.com /Early_flying_machines   (1353 words)

  
 List of early flying machines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They all use different criteria when considering, among others, the validity of a claim, and the meaning of the phrase flying machine.
These and other controversial issues are discussed in first flying machine.
In this list, various advancements are presented, including actual flying machines, prototypes, models, designs or important pieces of literature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_flying_machines   (161 words)

  
 Early flying machines - Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Listing of pre Wright brothers flying machines and work, and a analyzation of debates over early flying machine.
Balloons and other then air craft 'fly' by displacing more then their weight in air to rise, but a flying machine must supply a upward force some other way to remain aloft.
Also considered to be imporant is the ability in early flying machines to control where the device goes, very imporant for making the device practically usefull.
www.book-spot.co.uk /index.php/Early_flying_machines   (1432 words)

  
 Flight - Visual Flight Rules Aircraft Wright Brothers Early Flying Machines Control Deck Feather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Flying tree frogs use greatly enlarged webbed feet for a similar purpose, and there are flying lizards which employ their unusually wide, flattened rib-cages to the same end.
A pilot flying under VFR is usually required to stay at least a specified distance away from clouds and must stay in areas where the visibility meets minimum requirements.
Flying Blind by Max Allan Collins is a detective novel in which the intrepid Nathan Heller is hired to be a bodyguard for Amelia Earhart.
www.a-zofholidays.com /a2z/flights/flight.html   (8040 words)

  
 Early Flying Machines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Such as dishes flying against the walls and breaking...
Olive Hill - Clark Hill Trail - In the early 1900's a...
These women have a range of flying experiences, from cloudseeders, to air racers...
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 Encyclopedia: Early flying machines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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This article is a listing of primarily pre-20th Century flying machines and work, and an analysis of the debates over early flying machines.
Early attempts at flight are the subject of much debate, both for the often sketchy details of machines and people that have vanished away in time and perhaps as a matter of pride for some given group, like a country.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Early-flying-machines   (1474 words)

  
 World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Ancient Flying Machines
And although it was theorized that heavier-than-air flight was possible as early as the 13th century, and in the 16th century Leonardo da Vinci designed winged aircraft and a crude kind of helicopter, it wasn't until the Wright brothers made their first successful flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903 that powered flight became a reality.
According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines which were called "Vimanas." The ancient Indian epic describes a Vimana as a double-deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome, much as we would imagine a flying saucer.
Atlanteans used their flying machines, "Vailixi," a similar type of aircraft, to literally try and subjugate the world, it would seem, if Indian texts are to be believed.
www.world-mysteries.com /sar_7.htm   (6129 words)

  
 Flying Wings : An Anthology : Igo Etrich (1879 - 1967)
Early aviation pioneers were also impressed with the perfect flight of the liana seed.
And so two flying pioneers, Etrich and Wels, made use of the liana seed in designing a tailless glider.
The seeds have two papery, membranous wings, with a combined wingspan of 5 inches (13 cm) and capable of gliding through the air of the rain forest in wide circles.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/etrich.html   (953 words)

  
 Vimanas, Indian Flying Machines...
These fall into two categories: (l) manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and (2) unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings.
Other examples are military machines of the kind described in the Arthasastra of Kautilya, written in the 3rd century B.C. These include the sarvato-bhadra, a rotating wheel that hurls stones, the sara-yantra, an arrow-throwing machine, the udghatima, a machine that demolishes walls using iron bars, and many more.
It was quite common for flying machines and yantras in general to be attributed to the Yavanas in Sanskrit texts.
www.main.org /polycosmos/glxywest/vimanas.htm   (8452 words)

  
 Leonardo Da Vinci and His Flying Machines
A huge metamorphosis in Leonardo's approach to flying machines and flying occurred as he went from the theory of flight to actually attempting flight.
In his early designs, if you scroll down to the six graphics below, the platform model for example, seen in the upper left hand corner and the close up of the cockpit detail in the graphic further down, although it looks as though it could possibly work, in reality it was way too heavy.
In the glider designed by him, the flier's position is conceived in such a way as to allow him to balance himself by adequately moving the lower part of his body.
www.angelfire.com /electronic/awakening101/leonardo.html   (746 words)

  
 Early Flying Machines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bell had previously performed aerodynamic experiments with kites, but he was already in his 60th year, past the age for experimenting aboard untested and frail flying machines.
Many other Canadians tried their hand at building and flying airplanes before World War I. But the museum's only original airplane from Canadian aviation's pioneer period - in fact, the only surviving Canadian aircraft from this period anywhere, is the McDowall Monoplane.
Looking at these early birds made of wood, wire and cloth, even the propellers are wood, it is hard to believe that only 60 years later we would land on the moon.
collections.ic.gc.ca /highlights/history/pioneer.htm   (551 words)

  
 Paper Models   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Antoinette was a succesfull machine which the French used to introduce aviation across Europe, this model does justice to such a beautiful airplane.
The Early Flying Machines is covered with more than 15 subjects, the French Voisin Canard Seaplane in the left is just an example.
As aviation grew, new challenges arose and soon Bleriot was flying the English Channel, being the first to accomplish this feat.
www.papermodelspanama.com /editor.html   (379 words)

  
 Pre-Flight History - Level 1
The magical ability to fly was often attributed to the Gods in Greek Mythology and legends.
With these Daedalus flew successfully all the way to Naples, but Icarus, excited by the thrill of the new experience of flying, let his youthful exuberance deafen him to his father's warning and flew too near to the sun, which melted the wax and sent the boy crashing to his death in the sea below.
One early attempt to construct a flying machine was made by Leonardo da Vinci.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/history1a.htm   (386 words)

  
 Secrets of the Vimana
These fall into two categories: (1) manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and (2) unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings.
An early UFO report in 1929 (18 years before Kenneth Arnold filed his famous report which lead newspapers to coin the term "flying saucers") may be instructive.
The machine was able to float in the air and move freely and without obstacle on rivers or land.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/vimana.html   (4484 words)

  
 The Aerodrome Forum - Unusual early flying machines
When I initially read Ed's message, I thought he was thinking of the 1923 Gerhardt Cycloplane (http://www.aerofiles.com/gerhardt.jpg), as that plane is often featured in a 'blooper' reel of early aircraft that crash, hop about, or otherwise fail to fly.
There is a nice website about Horatio Phillip's flying machines at http://firstflight.open.ac.uk/phillips/phillips_aircraft01.html with the 1904 design that Doc refers to being second from the bottom.
BTW, 'flying machine' was the term used by inventors and engineers during the late 19th and early 20th C, for their aircraft, regardless of how successful or not these machines actually were.
www.theaerodrome.com /forum/showthread.php?t=19538   (1474 words)

  
 Flying Machines 1909: Exhibit
He is shown here flying a Voisin type airplane over Paris.
Wilbur Wright taught Count Charles de Lambert to fly at Pau in early 1909.
Gobron was a pilot and engineer who flew Breguet biplanes at Issy and designed high-powered engines for early planes such as this Voisin.
www.libraries.wright.edu /exhibits/postcards/exhibit3.html   (411 words)

  
 'Flying machine' related links at Netseasons.com
The flying machine fell to the ground with its leather wings torn.
devil's flying machine is the unlikely combination of roots musician charlie parr and experimental musician christian mcshane.
Flying machine, an apparatus for navigating the air; a form of balloon.
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 Flying Machines 1909: Postcards from the Charles Lewis Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In doing so, he challenged their notions of leadership in the air which had grown from the moderate successes of Clément Ader in the 1890's.
Early aviation, or aeronautics as it was then known, was a dangerous science of trial and error.
To find out more about the development of aeronautics visit Special Collections and Archives, an outstanding repository for the study of the romantic early years of aviation.
www.libraries.wright.edu /exhibits/postcards/intro.html   (291 words)

  
 Early Flying Machines Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 William Frost - The Info Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ancient flying machines, gliders, or balloons if they existed are not generally known about or recorded at any level of accepted validity.Along with many inventions developed during the Industrial revolution, such as the steam engine, flying machines followed a slow process of study and analysis by various people but culminated in a pivotal design.
The source of trouble is the transition between what are considered gliders and what are powered aircraft.Just as objects that displace less water than their weight will sink (see buoyancy), objects that displace less than their weight in air sink also.
Also considered to be important is the ability in early flying machines to control where the device goes, very important for making the device practically useful.Anything that falls can trade height for some forward motion, so what becomes very important with powered flying machines is turning stored energy into lift.
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 Raw Vision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As early and as-yet unexplained aviation plans, they have also become a key piece of evidence in attempts to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life, and they are a highly inventive articulation of an age-old human impulse.
Dellschau apparently spent his retirement until his death in 1923 in self-imposed exile, avoiding his extended family with whom he lived, painting flying machines in the attic: they remembered him as a small, hunched man with a gruff German accent and chronic sniffle.
His flying machines, or 'Aeros' as he titled them, are sequentially numbered and carefully rendered to demonstrate their mechanical capabilities: their valves, folding wings, retractable wheels, and billowing canopies are controlled by crews of men.
www.rawvision.com /back/dellschau/dellsc.html   (1569 words)

  
 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Both were set in the early days of aviation, when people were experimenting with all sorts of flying contraptions; and both involved lots of chasing around and slapstick sabotage.
Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines, where the bad guys didn't have to share the limelight with all those others, debuted September 13, 1969 on CBS.
That was presumably the war in which he and his cohorts, The Vulture Squadron, operated, but this was never specifically stated — nor was it ever mentioned which side they worked for, tho it was no-doubt the "wrong" one.
www.toonopedia.com /dastard.htm   (559 words)

  
 Early And Ancient Records Of Flying Machines
He accurately described how the aircraft was unaffected by the winds and dust of the Gobi, and how he conducted an aerial survey.
The machine was operated by a complex control system, providing a safe, fast flight and perfect manoeuvrability.
This Australian's research was conducted in the British Museum of London, The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the Lenin Library of Moscow.
www.rense.com /general25/recs.htm   (1049 words)

  
 Bats - Wonder Flying Machines
Bats are wonderful flying machines that can eat 1/4 to 1/3 their weight in mosquitoes each night.
Big brown bats are known to eat spotted cucumber beetles, June bugs, stinkbugs and leafhoppers, all of which are destructive to crops, gardens, and landscape plants.
Bats are experts at flying in the dark and through narrow, difficult passages.
www.wvu.edu /~agexten/wildlife/bats.htm   (983 words)

  
 UFO Folklore ! Ufo & Nasa, UFO & Roswell, UFO & Disney UFO & Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These fall into two cate- gories: (l) manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and (2) unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings.
Other examples are military machines of the kind described in the Artha- sastra of Kautilya, written in the 3rd century B.C. These include the sarvato-bhadra, a rotating wheel that hurls stones, the sara-yantra, an arrow-throwing machine, the udghatima, a machine that demo,ishes wa,ls using iron bars, and many more.
In effect, what he did was men- tally put in an order for a flying palace, and he received it from a kind of universal supply system because he had earned good karmic credit through his austerities and practice of yoga.
www.qtm.net /~geibdan/oldufos/vimanas.html   (9879 words)

  
 FLYING MACHINES - Edson F. Gallaudet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edson Gallaudet did not patent his system of wing warping for lateral control of flying machines and so the wing warping method of lateral control was open for subsequent investigators.
The Gallaudet "Hydro-Bike" of 1898 is currently on exhibit in the Early Flight Gallery at the National Air & Space Museum.
Edson F. Gallaudet was very active early during the pre-WWI period, and designed, built and flew a number of very interesting aeroplanes, including the legendary Gallaudet Bullet.
www.flyingmachines.org /gallau.html   (380 words)

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