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Mr. Wulff's Eagle-Powered Balloon: And other (mostly) bizarre, useless and utterly dangerous ideas on how to fly submitted to the U.S. Patent Office before the Wright brothers soared
 

Mr. Wulff's Eagle-Powered Balloon: And other (mostly) bizarre, useless and utterly dangerous ideas on how to fly submitted to the U.S. Patent Office before the Wright brothers soared (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Dalton, Curt

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People have attempted to fly since before the time of Leonardo da Vinci, usually with very little success. Many of the aircraft designs were modeled after birds or sailing ships. Some, like Mr. Wullf's idea, actually included live birds in their plans. What's even more incredulou...s is that the ideas contained in this book somehow passed the stringent guidelines of the U.S. Patent Office and were granted patents for their (mostly) impractical inventions.These patent drawings are reproduced here, along with descriptions of how the aircraft were supposed to fly. Be sure not to miss this exciting look of how, when man attempted to soar like a bird, he usually landed like a lead balloon.
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ISBN 9781703435504
Released NZ 9 Nov 2019
Publisher Independently Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781703435504
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 9 Nov 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dalton, Curt
Category Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Number of Pages 94
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 6mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 150g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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