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Active Hang Gliding After Lilienthal to 1950

Postby JoeF » Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:58 am

Some authors are neglecting the hang gliding in the world that occurred following Otto Lilienthal up to 1950.
This topic thread invites notes that deal with hang gliding following Otto Lilienthal's final flight in a hang glider.

Briefly, for one key item: in the few years of 1907 to 1910, there was strong evidence of the cable-stayed triangle control frame (TCF) being used in more than one hang glider at hang gliding sporting events. Such made any later "invention" of the TCF mute. W. Simon was just one of more hang glider builder-pilots who used the triangle control frame in foot launched hang gliders before the end of year 1910 :idea: There are more than one reason why authors have missed seeing some of the actual history.

Even the late Volmer Jensen built and flew his hang glider in year 1940. VJ-11.
And the late Waldo Waterman in San Diego ... similarly: 1909. https://www.earlyaviators.com/ewaterma.htm
Collecting notes such as these are ripe matter for this topic thread.
Wrights powering did not "kill" hang gliding. No, hang gliding continued to have a history following Otto Lilienthal to 1950 and beyond. But this thread invites notes for the interim following Lilienthal's final flight and to January 1, 1950. Past that Jan. 1, 1950, is matter for another topic thread, perhaps.


Another high influencer, hang glider builder, hang glider pilot: Carl S. Bates (January 1, 1884 – August 27, 1956) Bate's hang glider plans for the world was published by a highly visited popular magazine. Carl Sterling Bates. Popular Mechanics Glider.
https://www.earlyaviators.com/ebates1.htm
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Re: Active Hang Gliding After Lilienthal to 1950

Postby JoeF » Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:12 pm

Percy Sinclair Pilcher flew hang gliders after Otto Lilienthal's final flight.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Pilcher
The Hawk, specifically, for onel

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/H ... y-Pilcher/
After Lilienthal’s death in 1896, Pilcher became one of the leading glider designers of both Britain and Europe.

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Les Arnold
National Soaring Museum wrote:In 1928 when he was 14 years old, Les found a set of plans for a hang glider in a book of Things a Boy Could Build. Being of a practical nature, he had to know if this glider would really fly, so he built one out of available materials. He did get off the ground in it and made quite a number of short gliding flights ...


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Yoshikatsu Tondokoro
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/japanese-gliders-and-assault-gliders.4357/page-6 wrote:The Tondokoro type 1 hang glider is the first domestically produced hang glider to fly in Japan.
It was produced in 1937 (Showa 12) by Yoshikatsu Tondokoro.

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George Taylor
https://www.sydneygliderflights.com/gliding-information/gliding-history/ wrote:George Taylor (December 5, 1909) :achieved the first flight of a heavier-than-air machine in Australia, placing Narrabeen on Australia’s aviation map. Taylor, inspired by pioneer aviator Lawrence Hargrave, had built a biplane with a box-kite tail for balance, from coachwood, covered with oiled calico.

George Taylor took his position on the lower wing. In a series of dips and curves he glided 90 metres (98 yards) from 1 to 5 metres (3 to 15 feet) above the sand. Later he travelled over 230 metres (253 yards) and finished up in the surf!
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Re: Active Hang Gliding After Lilienthal to 1950

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:10 am

Hiram Percy Maxim
for sport
Article: Gliding as a Sport
Aeronautics, 1910, July, 1910, page 1-2
I and my friends have certainly found in it more outdoor sport and interest than in anything else I have attempted in the past.


In the free flights down hill there is practically no danger of accident to anyone having ordinary dexterity.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Percy_Maxim
https://connecticuthistory.org/hiram-percy-maxim/
https://www.earlyaviators.com/emaxim09.htm
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Re: Active Hang Gliding After Lilienthal to 1950

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:21 am

Those relating to the ad by C. and A. Wittemann
September 1910, Aeronautics
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Who were those who took gliding lessons from the company?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittemann_brothers
Paul W. Wittemann and Adolph (Walter) Wittemann and Charles Rudolph Wittemann (September 15, 1884 – July 8, 1967) were early aviation pioneers.


https://www.earlyaviators.com/ewittepa.htm
ADDITIONAL NOTE
from the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey
Courtesy of H. V. Pat Reilly, 7-18-05
Paul W. Wittemann, who first flew in 1905 as the "test pilot" hanging below a bi-winged glider designed by his brother, Charles, ...
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Re: Active Hang Gliding After Lilienthal to 1950

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:45 am

Dr. A. S. Rowe

The Rowe-Gull No 1
The Rowe Glider
Glenwood, N.M.
Aeronautics, 1910
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Re: Active Hang Gliding After Lilienthal to 1950

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 14, 2023 11:38 am

My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau de Rouzat
1910, Printed circa 1972
Silver Gelatin Photograph
6.5 x 8.75 in

https://www.holdenluntz.com/artists/jacques-henri-lartigue/my-brother-zissou-gets-his-glider-airbourne-chateau-de-rouzat/

Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
1904
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
9.1 x 13.5 in

https://www.holdenluntz.com/artists/jacques-henri-lartigue/zissou-the-voisin-aeroplane-merlimont/
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