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  Alberto Santos-Dumont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santos-Dumont was born in Cabengu, a village in the Brazilian town of Palmira (Today the place is Santos Dumont in the state of Minas Gerais.) He grew up as the youngest of eleven children on a coffee plantation owned by his family in the state of São Paulo.
The city of Dumont, in the state of São Paulo, near Ribeirão Preto is so named because it is located where it used to be one the largest coffee farms in the world, between 1870 and 1890.
The Rodovia Santos Dumont is a highway in the state of São Paulo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alberto_Santos-Dumont   (4161 words)

 Alberto Santos-Dumont - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Santos Dumont tested opposed-cylinder (he patented a solution for cooling this kind of engine) and cooled-water engines, with power settings ranging from 20 to 40 hp, in the two variants.
Santos Dumont was so enthusiastic about the aviation that he released the drawings of Demoiselle for free, thinking that the aviation would be the mainstream of a new prosperous era for mankind.
Santos Dumont serves as the inspiration and namesake for a small Coffee and Ice Cream Shop in Milford, New Hampshire which doubles as a small museum with a collection of photographs and biographical information about him and related turn of the century aviators.
www.voyager.in /Alberto_Santos-Dumont   (3360 words)

 Demoiselle ultralight private airplane-Santos Dumont
Santos was short and frail-about five feet tall and weighing no more than ninety pounds (4lkg)-and his attempts to compensate for this by wearing high collars, tall floppy hats, and pinstripe suits made him appear like a caricature of a dandy.
Santos made his first flight in Paris in a dirigible of his own design in 1898, and though he crashed Parisians learned something about Santos that would be true of him his entire life: crashing never deterred Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Santos continued to test the aircraft, soon coming to the conclusion that the dirigible was not necessary.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/DuMont-Demoiselle/info/info.htm   (1475 words)

 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazil
Alberto Santos Dumont was born July 20, 1873, in the village of Cabangu, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
At the age of 18, Santos Dumont was sent by his father to Paris where he devoted his time to the study of chemistry, physics, astronomy and mechanics.
It was on November 12th, 1906 that Santos Dumont’s airplane, the 14-BIS, flew a distance of 220 meters at the height of 6 meters and at the speed of 37,358 km/h.
www.smithsonianeducation.org /scitech/impacto/graphic/aviation/alberto.html   (697 words)

 Brazilian Historic characters - Alberto Santos Dumont
For Brazilians and French, Alberto Santos Dumont is the inventor of airplane.
Santos Dumont was born on July 20th 1873 in a city today called Santos Dumont, state of Minas Gerais.
On Oct. 23rd 1906, in the Bagatelle Field, hundreds of people witnessed Santos Dumont take off with the 14-bis, the first "machine" heavier than air capable of flying by their own means; 14-bis flew a distance of 60 m, at a height between 2 and 3 meters.
www.v-brazil.com /culture/historic-characters/santos-dumont.html   (275 words)

Santos kept building and flying aircraft until 1910 when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Santos returned to Brazil in 1916 or 1928 (the date is in question), and he never came back.
In spite of the controversy between Santos and the Wrights, there was (and is) a very high regard in the United States for Santos’ achievements.
www.workersforjesus.com /dumont.htm   (1380 words)

 Santos - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Santos, city and port in south-east Brazil, in São Paulo State, on the island of São Vicente, near São Paulo.
Santos-Dumont, Alberto (1873-1932), Brazilian aeronaut and designer of dirigible balloons, born in Palmyra (now Santos Dumont), Minas Gerais State....
General Santos, city in southern Mindanao, the southernmost city in the Philippines.
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 Santos Dumont's 14 Bis Early Flying Machine
A diminutive man of fierce determination and unpredictable moods, Santos was determined to gain recognition as the leading aeronaut of France.
Between 1901 and 1905, Santos was satisfied to enjoy his fame and to titillate the Parisian public by landing his dirigible in front of his house just off the Champs-Elysées or at his favorite restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne.
Inspired by Voisin's use of box-like structures to provide stability, (see Voisin webpage and model) Santos designed one of the strangest and least promising flying machines ever seen, which he christened the I4bis to indicate its continuity with the fourteen dirigibles that had preceded it.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Dumont-14Bis/info/info.htm   (1657 words)

 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Pioneering Balloonist -- Outsports.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1873, Santos-Dumont was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil -- youngest child of coffee king Henriques Dumont, grandchild of French immigrants.
Santos’ long slender aerodynamic gas-bag design would open the door for German designer Zeppelin to start building his huge dirigibles, hundreds of feet long.
Though his pride was stung, Santos moved on to new horizons.
www.outsports.com /history/santosdumont.htm   (5787 words)

At the time, this Santos aircraft was under renovation.
Santos-Dumont continued to build and fly airplanes until he fell ill in 1910, with what was later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis.
The new Santos watch was officially introduced on October 20, 1979 at the Paris Air Museum next to the 1908 Demoiselle, the last aircraft Santos-Dumont built.
www.maria-brazil.org /santos_dumont.htm   (1012 words)

 First Flight
Three weeks later on 12th November he made four more flights, the longest being of 220 metres at a height of one metre and lasting 21 seconds.
The name Santos is now best known for the wrist watch, made for him by his friend Louis Cartier to help with his ballooning adventures.
The dare-devil reputation and popularity of Santos-Dumont in Paris helped to lead a change in fashion for men from pocket watch to wrist watch.
firstflight.open.ac.uk /santos/santos.html   (158 words)

 Santos-Dumont, Alberto - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Brigadier Major Jose Cabral Vicente Checcia, of the Santos Dumont Foundation, holds a model of 14-Bis, the plane in which Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santo Dumont made his first flight in 1906.
Wilson Cardoso, a high school student in Guarulhos, plays with a model of a 14-Bis, the plane in wich Brazilian Alberto Santos Dumont made his first flight in Paris in 1906.
David Jordan recalls the career of the man Brazilians claim to have been the true pioneer of powered heavier-than-air flight.(Frontline)(Albert Santos-Dumont)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s/santosd1u.asp   (395 words)

 Santos Dumont - First Flight Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
At the celebration dinner, legend has it; he recounted to a friend his difficulty with accurately timing progress and position with a pocket watch, as both hands were needed on the controls.
His friend happened to be Louis Cartier, and his answer to Santos Dumont came in 1904 as the first pilot watch.
The popularity of the Santos Watch by Cartier led to men wearing wristwatches.
www.flightwatch.com /santos.cfml   (156 words)

 Cartier Santos Dumont Yellow Gold Unisex Watch W2006851
The Cartier Santos is recognized as the first true Cartier wristwatch.
With an exquisite geometric form and round corners, the Cartier Santos watch shows sturdiness and beautiful workmanship that will always be considered classic Cartier sophistication.
Each Cartier Santos Dumont Yellow Gold Unisex Watch W2006851 is brand new, and shipped with the original manufacturer packaging and manuals.
www.jomashop.com /cartier-w2006851.html   (558 words)

 Aeroporto Santos Dumont Airport
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Aeroporto Santos Dumont Airport is located in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
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 Meetups near Santos Dumont - Meetup.com
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 Weather from Santos Dumont (Rio)
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