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Flying Machines: Construction and Operation A Practical Book Which Shows, in Illustrations, Working Plans and Text, How to Build and Navigate the Modern Airship

By William J. (William James) Jackman, Thomas Herbert Russell, Octave Chanute
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  • FLYING MACHINE: CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
    • 1912
    • PREFACE.
    • IN MEMORIAM.
  • FLYING MACHINES: CONSTRUCTION and OPERATION
    • CHAPTER I. EVOLUTION OF TWO-SURFACE FLYING MACHINE.
    • CHAPTER II. THEORY, DEVELOPMENT, AND USE.
    • CHAPTER III. MECHANICAL BIRD ACTION
    • CHAPTER IV. VARIOUS FORMS OF FLYING MACHINES.
    • CHAPTER V. CONSTRUCTING A GLIDING MACHINE.
    • CHAPTER VI. LEARNING TO FLY.
    • CHAPTER VII. PUTTING ON THE RUDDER.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE REAL FLYING MACHINE.
    • CHAPTER IX. SELECTION OF THE MOTOR.
    • CHAPTER X. PROPER DIMENSIONS OF MACHINES.
    • CHAPTER XI. PLANE AND RUDDER CONTROL.
    • CHAPTER XII. HOW TO USE THE MACHINE.
    • CHAPTER XIII. PECULIARITIES OF AIRSHIP POWER.
    • CHAPTER XIV. ABOUT WIND CURRENTS, ETC.
    • CHAPTER XV. THE ELEMENT OF DANGER.
    • CHAPTER XVI. RADICAL CHANGES BEING MADE.
    • CHAPTER XVII. SOME OF THE NEW DESIGNS.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. DEMAND FOR FLYING MACHINES.
    • CHAPTER XIX. LAW OF THE AIRSHIP.
    • CHAPTER XX. SOARING FLIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XXI. FLYING MACHINES VS. BALLOONS.
    • CHAPTER XXII. PROBLEMS OF AERIAL FLIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. AMATEURS MAY USE WRIGHT PATENTS.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. HINTS ON PROPELLER CONSTRUCTION.
    • CHAPTER XXV. NEW MOTORS AND DEVICES.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. MONOPLANES, TRIPLANES, MULTIPLANES.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. 1911 AEROPLANE RECORDS.
      • THE WORLD AT LARGE.
    • THE WORLD AT LARGE.
    • NOTABLE CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHTS OF 1911.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. GLOSSARY OF AERONAUTICAL TERMS.
    • Footnotes:
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