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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
    • B64C31/00Aircraft intended to be sustained without power plant; Powered hang-glider-type aircraft; Microlight-type aircraft
    • B64C31/02Gliders, e.g. sailplanes

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OJ. LILIENTHAL.

` FLYING MACHINE.

2 Sheets-Sheet IA No. 5441116. 'Patentedlxug 20,1895.

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0. LILIENTHAL. FLYING MACHINE.

Patented Aug. 20, 1895.

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wibnesses lhinged thereto a string conn two crossed carrying rods a, two wings vaulted upward, strings or wires '1J-connecting the two carrying rods with the wings, and a vertical fixed rudder substantially as set forth.

'3. In a flying machine, the combination of a crossed frame, twowings connected therewith, strings or-Wiree i, a vertical xed rudder lr and a horizontal tail q, adapted to turn up' ward automatically, substantiallyan set forth. 4. In ,a iiying machine, the combination with a supporting fragne, 9f a wing ada ted to be folded together ind lia'ifing it'ibs "ivrgf ingfron a common support;,-and .suitably A l the outer points of the ribs, und continuous fabric attacbed to a series of ribs, substantially as eet forth. y

5. In a dying machine, thecombination with a supporting'frame comprising a hoop, cia wing having its ribs diverging from a common support, astring connectingtoeouter points of the ribs, a wire,as g'f, fastened to the li'rst ribof the 'wing and-attached -to the hoop and fabric. stretched over the ribs and such wire, substantiallyas setfoi-th. l A '6.'. n a flyingnmachine, the-- .combination with a. supporting frame, of a winlghaviug its ribs divergingfroin a common support, fabric stretched over the 'ribs and Wires, as z', extending rorn the ribs downward tothe snpporti-ng frame for the purpose of adjusting einem therebv the tension of the ribs, substantially as set forth.

7. In a flying machine, the combination with a frame .comprising a hoor) and crossed bars connected therewith, of wings supported lpysaid frame, substantially as set forth.

8. In a flying machinega supporting frame lfor the wings comprising a hoop h, rods extending from it for supporting theoperator and a tail and a rudder, and pockets no d for 'receiviugfthe ends' of the ribs of the wings,

substantially 'as 9. In a flying machine the combination with a' supporting frame, of wings-with-sutable ribs connected therewith, -ront tennion wires g, and pockets d l'or receiring the. inner -onds of the ribs, theribs'being made capable of turning around their centers in such'pockets for the purpose of folding up suoli. `Wings, Vsuostantially as set forth.

-10. 11n n, flying machine, the combination with a 'supporting frame, of wings, a fixed rudder and a 'pivoted tail adjusted to come to rest upon the .rudder when swinging down ward, substantially as set forth.

Signed at 'Berlin tiiis'lst da;v of February,

g o OTTO ULi-ENTHAL- Witnesscs:

' HERMAN MULLER,

REINHOLD Warwick.

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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3294345A (en) * 1965-01-26 1966-12-27 Lester A Cottrell Towed soaring craft
US4773619A (en) * 1982-12-01 1988-09-27 Erno Rubik Aircraft structure for take-off and landing on a pilot's feet
US5029777A (en) * 1987-12-21 1991-07-09 Laser-Lab Seat harness for parachute of the type having a flexible wing
US20090224102A1 (en) * 2008-03-06 2009-09-10 White Walter W Aircraft Wing and Fuselage Structure

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3294345A (en) * 1965-01-26 1966-12-27 Lester A Cottrell Towed soaring craft
US4773619A (en) * 1982-12-01 1988-09-27 Erno Rubik Aircraft structure for take-off and landing on a pilot's feet
US5029777A (en) * 1987-12-21 1991-07-09 Laser-Lab Seat harness for parachute of the type having a flexible wing
US20090224102A1 (en) * 2008-03-06 2009-09-10 White Walter W Aircraft Wing and Fuselage Structure

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