Artificial and Natural Flight
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Artificial and Natural Flight

By Hiram S. Maxim
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Table of Contents
  • ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL FLIGHT.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • INDEX OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
  • CHAPTER II. AIR CURRENTS AND THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS.
  • CHAPTER III. FLYING OF KITES.
  • CHAPTER IV. PRINCIPALLY RELATING TO SCREWS.
  • CHAPTER V. EXPERIMENTS WITH APPARATUS ATTACHED TO A ROTATING ARM.
    • CRYSTAL PALACE EXPERIMENTS.
  • CHAPTER VI. HINTS AS TO THE BUILDING OF FLYING MACHINES.
    • STEERING BY MEANS OF A GYROSCOPE.
  • CHAPTER VII. THE SHAPE AND EFFICIENCY OF AEROPLANES.
    • THE ACTION OF AEROPLANES AND THE POWER REQUIRED EXPRESSED IN THE SIMPLEST TERMS.
    • SOME RECENT MACHINES.
  • CHAPTER VIII. BALLOONS.
  • APPENDIX I.
    • MAJOR BADEN-POWELL’S DEMAND.
    • COMMAND OF THE AIR.
  • APPENDIX II.
    • RECAPITULATION OF EARLY EXPERIMENTS.
    • EXPERIMENTS WITH A LARGE MACHINE.
    • THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF VERY NARROW PLANES.
    • THE EFFICIENCY OF SCREW PROPELLERS, STEERING, STABILITY, &c.
    • THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF DIFFERENT MOTORS.
    • ENGINES.
    • EXPERIMENTS WITH SMALL MACHINES ATTACHED TO A ROTATING ARM.
  • GENERAL INDEX.
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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