Lecture on Artificial Flight Given by request at the Academy of Natural Sciences
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Lecture on Artificial Flight Given by request at the Academy of Natural Sciences

By Wm. G. Krueger
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Table of Contents
  • INDEX.
  • SAILING IN THE AIR.
  • I.—INTRODUCTION.
  • II.—HISTORY AND FABLE.
  • III.—DISCOVERY OF THE BALLOON.
  • IV.—NOTED AIR VOYAGES.
  • V.—ABSENCE OF DANGER.
  • VI.—CHARM OF ÆRIAL TRAVEL.
  • VII.—ÆRIAL VOYAGES HEALTH PROMOTING.
  • VIII.—PARACHUTES.
  • IX.—THE KITE.
  • X.—BALLOONS IMPRACTICABLE.
  • XI.—REASONS WHY THE PROBLEM HAS REMAINED UNSOLVED.
  • XII.—FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT.
  • XIII.—WEIGHT.
  • XIV.—SURFACE.
  • XV.—POWER.
  • XVI.—FLYING CREATURES, THEIR PROPORTIONS, MOVEMENTS.
  • XVII.—MECHANICAL PRACTICABILITY OF ARTIFICIAL FLIGHT.
  • XVIII.—FLYING MACHINES OF THE PRESENT, THEIR DEFECTS.
  • XIX.—THE PRACTICAL FLYING SHIP OF THE NEAR FUTURE.
  • XX.—WHAT THE CHANGES FOR THE BETTER WILL BE.
  • XXI.—CONCLUDING REMARKS.
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