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This acclaimed book on the Wright Brothers takes the reader straight to the heart of their remarkable achievement, focusing on the technology and offering a clear, concise chronicle of precisely what they accomplished and how they did it.

Author: Peter L. Jakab

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588344380

Category: History

Page: 282

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This acclaimed book on the Wright Brothers takes the reader straight to the heart of their remarkable achievement, focusing on the technology and offering a clear, concise chronicle of precisely what they accomplished and how they did it. This book deals with the process of the invention of the airplane and how the brothers identified and resolved a range of technical puzzles that others had attempted to solve for a century. Step by step, the book details the path of invention (including the important wind tunnel experiments of 1901) which culminated in the momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the first major milestone in aviation history. Enhanced by original photos, designs, drawings, notebooks, letters and diaries of the Wright Brothers, Visions of a Flying Machine is a fascinating book that will be of interest to engineers, historians, enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the process of invention.
2014-12-02 By Peter L. Jakab

Author: Peter L. Jakab


ISBN: OCLC:45234124



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1997 By Peter L. Jakab

Like the icons in Melville's Typee which the natives pray to , and then beat with a stick when their prayers go unanswered , the flying machine has always been the object of double vision . As technological improvements made it more ...

Author: Laurence Goldstein

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253322189

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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" --Journal of Modern Literature Annual ReviewThis book chronicles precisely how the flying machine helped to create two kinds of apocalyptic modes in modern literature.

Early Flight Research 1. Among many histories of the Wrights' achievement, see Peter L. Jakab, Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, ...

Author: Michael H. Gorn

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813158945

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

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Expanding the Envelope is the first book to explore the full panorama of flight research history, from the earliest attempts by such nineteenth century practitioners as England's Sir George Cayley, who tested his kites and gliders by subjecting them to experimental flight, to the cutting-edge aeronautical research conducted by the NACA and NASA. Michael H. Gorn explores the vital human aspect of the history of flight research, including such well-known figures as James H. Doolittle, Chuck Yeager, and A. Scott Crossfield, as well as the less heralded engineers, pilots, and scientists who also had the "Right Stuff." While the individuals in the cockpit often receive the lion's share of the public's attention, Expanding the Envelope shows flight research to be a collaborative engineering activity, one in which the pilot participates as just one of many team members. Here is more than a century of flight research, from well before the creation of NACA to its rapid transformation under NASA. Gorn gives a behind the scenes look at the development of groundbreaking vehicles such as the X-1, the D-558, and the X-15, which demonstrated manned flight at speeds up to Mach 6.7 and as high as the edge of space.
2014-10-17 By Michael H. Gorn

2.4.2 Experimental Platform Using Vision In this subsection we have tested the control algorithm using vision [131]. The PVTOL prototype built at Heudiasyc ... The PVTOL moves on an inclined plane, which defines our 2D workspace.

Author: Pedro Castillo Garcia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846281792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

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Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines is an exposition of models developed to assist in the motion control of various types of mini-aircraft: • Planar Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft; • helicopters; • quadrotor mini-rotorcraft; • other fixed-wing aircraft; • blimps. For each of these it propounds: • detailed models derived from Euler-Lagrange methods; • appropriate nonlinear control strategies and convergence properties; • real-time experimental comparisons of the performance of control algorithms; • review of the principal sensors, on-board electronics, real-time architecture and communications systems for mini-flying machine control, including discussion of their performance; • detailed explanation of the use of the Kalman filter to flying machine localization. To researchers and students in nonlinear control and its applications Modelling and Control of Mini-Flying Machines provides valuable insights to the application of real-time nonlinear techniques in an always challenging area.
2006-03-30 By Pedro Castillo Garcia

The 1901 plane had a camber ratio of 1:12 to start, which the Wrights reduced to 1:19 after the trouble with pitch became apparent. that their original ... On the the improved wing design, see jakab, Visions ofa Flying Machine, pp.

Author: David P. Billington

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400849123

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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Power, Speed, and Form is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939—the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete. Beginning with Thomas Edison's system to generate and distribute electric power, the authors explain the Bell telephone, the oil refining processes of William Burton and Eugene Houdry, Henry Ford's Model T car and the response by General Motors, the Wright brothers' airplane, radio innovations from Marconi to Armstrong, Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, the reinforced concrete structures of John Eastwood and Anton Tedesko, and in the 1930s, the Chrysler Airflow car and the Douglas DC-3 airplane. These innovations used simple numerical ideas, which the Billingtons integrate with short narrative accounts of each breakthrough—a unique and effective way to introduce engineering and how engineers think. The book shows how the best engineering exemplifies efficiency, economy and, where possible, elegance. With Power, Speed, and Form, educators, first-year engineering students, liberal arts students, and general readers now have, for the first time in one volume, an accessible and readable history of engineering achievements that were vital to America's development and that are still the foundations of modern life.
2013-08-07 By David P. Billington

Through his epic Paradise Lost , the act of fashioning a poetic " vehicle " from a biblical source becomes tantamount to envisioning the original vision anew . To that end , Milton " invents " the " Chariot of Paternal Deitie , " which ...

Author: Michael Lieb

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822322684

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Discussses the relationship between the biblical prophet Ezekiel's vision of "wheels in the air" and the present day end-of-time concept as seen in various religious sects.
1998 By Michael Lieb

ADVERTISEMENT AND SPECIFICATION FOR A HEAVIER - THAN - AIR FLYING MACHINE . TO THE PUBLIC : Sealed proposals , in duplicate , will be received at this otice until 12 o'clock noon on February 1 , 1908 , on behall of the Board of Ordnance ...

Author: Helen Kavanaugh-Jones

Publisher: Department of the Air Force

ISBN: UIUC:30112059867488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

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This volume explores the nature of civil war in the modern world and in historical perspective. Civil wars represent the principal form of armed conflict since the end of the Second World War, and certainly in the contemporary era. The nature and impact of civil wars suggests that these conflicts reflect and are also a driving force for major societal change. In this sense, "Understanding Civil War: Continuity and Change in Intrastate Conflict" argues that the nature of civil war is not fundamentally changing in nature. The book includes a thorough consideration of patterns and types of intrastate conflict and debates relating to the causes, impact, and changing nature of war. A key focus is on the political and social driving forces of such conflict and its societal meanings, significance and consequences. The author also explores methodological and epistemological challenges related to studying and understanding intrastate war. A range of questions and debates are addressed. What is the current knowledge regarding the causes and nature of armed intrastate conflict? Is it possible to produce general, cross-national theories on civil war which have broad explanatory relevance? Is the concept of civil wars empirically meaningful in an era of globalization and transnational war? Has intrastate conflict fundamentally changed in nature? Are there historical patterns in different types of intrastate conflict? What are the most interesting methodological trends and debates in the study of armed intrastate conflict? How are narratives about the causes and nature of civil wars constructed around ideas such as ethnic conflict, separatist conflict and resource conflict? This book will be of much interest to students of civil wars, intrastate conflict, security studies and IR in general.

Visions of a flying machine: the Wright brothers and the process of invention. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press. 26. Ibid. 27. Ibid. 28. Ibid. 29. Ibid. 30. Administration, N. A. a. S. (2010). “The Beginner's Guide to ...

Author: Gina Hagler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461445951

Category: Science

Page: 249

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Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky begins with the theories of Aristotle and Archimedes, moving on to examine the work of Froude and Taylor, the early aviators and the Wright Brothers, Goddard and the other rocket men, and the computational fluid dynamic models of our time. It examines the ways each used fluid dynamic principles in the design of their vessels. In the process, this book covers the history of hydrodynamic (aero and fluid) theory and its progression – with some very accessible science examples – including seminal theories. Hydrodynamic principles in action are also explored with examples from nature and the works of man. This is a book for anyone interested in the history of technology – specifically the methods and science behind the use of scale models and hydrodynamic principles in the marine and aeronautical designs of today.
2012-10-09 By Gina Hagler

Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different David Alexander. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Species: The Function of the ... Peter L. Jakab, Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the ...

Author: David Alexander

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813548616

Category: Science

Page: 272

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What do a bumble bee and a 747 jet have in common? It’s not a trick question. The fact is they have quite a lot in common. They both have wings. They both fly. And they’re both ideally suited to it. They just do it differently. Why Don’t Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the slow and deliberate evolutionary process of animal flight—in birds, bats, and insects—over millions of years and compares it to the directed efforts of human beings to create the aircraft over the course of a single century. Among the many questions the book answers: Why are wings necessary for flight? How do different wings fly differently? When did flight evolve in animals? What vision, knowledge, and technology was needed before humans could learn to fly? Why are animals and aircrafts perfectly suited to the kind of flying they do? David E. Alexander first describes the basic properties of wings before launching into the diverse challenges of flight and the concepts of flight aerodynamics and control to present an integrated view that shows both why birds have historically had little influence on aeronautical engineering and exciting new areas of technology where engineers are successfully borrowing ideas from animals.
2009-06-02 By David Alexander