The history of early flight

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Date
1959
Summary
"Dr. Lippisch's theme is the historical development of the flying machine. He begins his lecture with a short demonstration of Penaud's model. He shows how the invention of the cambered wing led to the first man-carrying aircraft, the glider. The next problem, the problem of control, was not conceived until the Wright Brothers began their pioneering glider experiments in Kitty Hawk, and Dr. Lippisch shows a scale model of their last (1902) glider and its control arrangement is demonstrated. As he shows film clips of the Wright Brothers' airplane, he explains the function of this first power aircraft."
Contributors
Dr. Alexander Lippisch; State University of Iowa
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Historical; Aviation
Subject
Aviation.
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:30:00); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003111863; Other: GR00465284; MDPI Barcode: 40000003111863

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