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HG Launch Inclines

Postby JoeF » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:28 pm

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Re: HG Launch Inclines

Postby JoeF » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:32 pm

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Year: 1908. Pilot: W. Simon HG: battened flex-wing featuring triangle control frame with pilot hung from keel.
See the HG launch incline on which he stands for photographer.
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Re: HG Launch Inclines

Postby JoeF » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:37 pm

Sand dune incline for launching HG

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Re: HG Launch Inclines

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Re: HG Launch Inclines

Postby JoeF » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:48 pm

Intercollegiate Glider Meet erected a swiveling wooden ramp

http://www.anapatriotsquadron.com/squantum.htm wrote:In addition to the Aero Meets/Air Meet, Squantum was the location of the first Intercollegiate Glider Meet in May 1911. This event, the first of its kind in America, featured gliders that were built and flown by students from a number of colleges around the country such as Harvard, MIT, Tufts, etc. To work around the fact that Squantum has no elevations, the sponsors of the Intercollegiate Glider Meet erected a swiveling wooden ramp on the Harvard Aviation Field to allow the participants to launch their craft into the wind regardless of its direction.
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Re: HG Launch Inclines

Postby JoeF » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:59 pm

Otto Lilienthal had the hill built for his hang glider launching
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And click through for a landing from the artificial hill: HERE

And drawing HERE
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Re: HG Launch Inclines

Postby JoeF » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:10 pm

Little to no incline platform drawing
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