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Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:58 pm

Otto Lilienthal

Invite any and all about Otto Lilienthal.

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From Chanute's classic book Progress in Flying Machines is a quote of Otto Lilienthal:
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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby magentabluesky » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:03 pm

Otto Lilienthal’s First Film
from Johannes Hogebrink
An animation of all the original photographs of Otto Lilienthal's historic flights (between 1893 and 1896)
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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby ARP » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:52 am

Thanks Magentabluesky,

Good find.

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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby SamKellner » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:50 am

Thanks Magentabluesky,

Really enjoyed the video. :clap:

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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:38 am

Michael G.,
That takes the cake (you were the cake man at the Otto Marker Day). Supper Otto Lilienthal find.
Thank you.
Thanks to Johannes Hogebrink for his insight and excellent production work.
And for the museum for preserving the elements!

Wow!
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That might be playing daily at the monument at Dockweiler Recreational Hang Gliding Park. Press a button and watch the video?????
What would a stable solution be for that to happen? Set out a locked video player when site is open? Solar powered? Windsports brochure next to the item?
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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby ARP » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:38 pm

Actual film of Percy Pilcher flying :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nwSCKq_Do
Only a few frames survive unfortunately.

A modern replica of Picher's triplane flown in 2003:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efCMbwd ... 2B4Yy1Jikw
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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:11 pm

Really enjoy this photo of Otto Lilienthal
... eyes to target at launch ...
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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:17 am

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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:59 pm

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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:04 pm

In a book's section The Idea of Flight National Park Service wrote:The second, and more significant development, was that of the German engineer Otto Lilienthal, who was the first to launch himself into the air and fly. He built monoplane, biplane, and triplane gliders--eighteen variations in all--and conducted experiment after experiment that tested their flying abilities. He earned the title the "father of aerial testing" with his more than two thousand glider flights, some which covered distances of over a thousand feet (300 meters) before he died as a result of a crash landing in 1896.

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Ever since Milton brought home the helicopter toy, Wilbur and Orville had an interest in aviation. They followed the accounts of the German gliding pioneer, Otto Lilienthal, with great interest. Lilienthal's death in 1896 inspired the brothers to seriously investigate flight.


The author(s) had some further comments about Otto L. : http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/aviation/text.htm#ideaflight
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