When will one show at Dockweiler?

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Re: When will one show at Dockweiler?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:01 pm

http://www.flyingmachines.org/chan.html wrote:Image

The Charles H. Lamson-built Chanute Three-Surface Oscillating-Wing "Folding" Gliding Machine
In Flight, Augustus M. Herring Aboard, Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina - October 1902


When will a three-plane HG show at Dockweiler?
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Figures?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:08 pm

When will figures figure at Dockweiler?

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Boxmoth ?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:33 pm

In Hang Glider Weekly Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, page 2, there was an ad from the Thompson Boxmoth company. I had featured two large photos of the Boxmoth on the cover of the issue.
(July 21,1978, issue) to tease a hang glider version (without motor). To date: I have not seen such a HG. But one day at Dockweiler, such might occur.

Here below is a clip from a current web page:
Thompson (Richard) Thompson Aircraft Co, Philadelphia PA.
Thompson Boxmoth [N64492] (undated magazine clip via Warren Drake)

Boxmoth 1972 = Home-built 2p tandem "flying box-kite." Thompson expanded his experiment in powering a boxkite with a model airplane engine into full-size reality with twin vinyl-covered aluminum-tube frames and a 55hp snowmobile motor and a prop. Did it work? Test flight, reported in his own words, "Great stability. I was 35 feet off the ground before I realized I had taken off!" FAA reg [N64492] issued 3/30/73, seen as still valid in mid-2007. Marketed plans for $75.


When will a hang glider version of the rhombic Boxmoth sans motor be glided at Dockweiler?
I imagine someone might want to airfoilize the wings to other than non-flat configuration.
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Notice the motored version using the triangle A-frame for landing gear; W. Simon in 1908 had the triangle control frame without wheels on a foot-launch battened flex-wing hang glider, and used stay wires that became flight wires as we use today on so many hang glider. Since W. Simon hung from the keel as we often do today, had he stumbled and whacked, then his basebar would also have been a landing gear, and he probably would have wished he used wheels or skis.
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Volmer Jensen's hang glider VJ-23 Swingwing

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:32 pm

When will Dockweiler site AGAIN see one of Volmer Jensen's hang gliders, either of the VJ-11 (circa 1940s) or the shown VJ-23 (circa 1970s):

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Will a VJ-11 show ?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:42 pm

One day at Dockweiler we might see a VJ-11 mimic (circa 1941)

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John Worth ... when will we see his grace at Docweiler?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:15 pm

[/b]John Worth in 1961 built Rogallo hang gliders; some were modified to glide unpowered when power was off. Some were modified with two sets of A-frame to provide inactive platform for payloads, as well as some active-powered platforms. Here is a photo of Francis Rogallo and John Worth.
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And here is photo of John Worth tinkering with a test model in 1961.
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John Worth inspired some.

When will we see some HGs at Dockweiler that use the mechanicals displayed in his vehicles?
Answer: we do each week :D
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One of the very many versions that John Worth designed and made WAY prior to other tinkerers ...
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Ryan Flexwing test circa 1960. Courtesy of San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives.
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Will the likes of Karl Friedrich-Meerwein show?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:41 pm

Karl Friedrich-Meerwein
Will the likes of his wing show at Dockweiler?
Notice the long basebar. CLICK IMAGE TO SEE ALL.
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Who will "see" this hang glider at Dockweiler?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:44 pm

When going to Dockweiler, look for this hang glider:
(Look into the hearts of pilots; look in the corners of conversation; look in the echoes; look in the text that flies; this shown hang glider has wings that just soar ever more; look for him in your own heart and text)

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Will this arrive?

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:18 pm

Will something like this arrive? For wing running?

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Cyclists may show with their own wings ...

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:32 pm

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