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The History of Man-Powered Flight provides a comprehensive history of man-powered aircraft. This book discusses the flight in early civilizations; Leonardo da Vinci— a scientist among skeptical philosophers; formation of the Man-Powered Aircraft Committee at Cranfield; Kremer Competition— catalyst for worldwide activity, and the first entrant; and United Kingdom “Miscellany” of the 1960s. The topics on man-powered rotorcraft and the persistence of the “bird-men”; “Toucan” and other machines; and future prospects on man-powered flight are also deliberated in this text. This publication is intended for experts in the field of aeronautics, but is also beneficial to students and individuals interested in aviation.
Chapter 1: Mythology or Fact: Flight in Early Civilizations
Chapter 2: Leonardo da Vinci - A Scientist among Sceptical Philosophers
Chapter 3: The Nineteenth Century - the Zenith of the Ornithopter
Chapter 4: The Sublime and the Ridiculous
Chapter 5: Pre-War Germany - The 'Muskelflug Institut' and Haessler's 'Mufli' Aircraft
Chapter 6: The Spotlight Turns to Italy and Russia
Chapter 7: A Period of Reappraisal - Measurements of Man-Power and Studies of Bird and Insect Flight
Chapter 8: Formation of the Man-Powered Aircraft Committee at Cranfield
Chapter 9: The Kremer Competition - Catalyst for Worldwide Activity, and the First Entrant
Chapter 10: 'Puffin' and her Contemporaries - A Professional Approach
Chapter 11: A United Kingdom 'Miscellany' of the 1960s
Chapter 12: The First Man-Powered Flight Simulator - One of Several Canadian Projects
Chapter 13: Projects in Japan, Austria, South Africa and the United States
Chapter 14: Man-Powered Rotorcraft and the Persistence of the 'Bird-Men'
Chapter 15: Research and Development Work - The Basis for a New Generation of Aircraft?
Chapter 16: One or Two Pilots? - 'Toucan' and Other Current Machines
Chapter 17: Future Prospects
II: Conversion Factors
V: Kremer Competition Rules
Addendum: Has the Kremer Competition Been Won?
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- © Pergamon 1977
- 1st January 1977
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