Publication 5638, 1897, Langley's Flugmaschine

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Describes Langley's Aerodrome, which the author says in principle is a Drachenflieger (though Langley calls it a Luftschiff, airship):

Im prinzip ist der „Aërodrom“, wie Langley sein Luftshiff nennt, ein Drachenflieger, dessen tragende Flächen vier leichtgewölbte, unbewigliche Flügel, aus Stahl und Seide gefertigt, bilden.

(... which carries four slightly curved planes, fixed-wing, constructed with steel and silk.)

Wing length, 3.90m, breadth 1m.

Propeller diameter, 1.2m. 800–1200 rotations per minute.

Original title Langley's Flugmaschine
Simple title Langley's flying machine
Authors Ht.
Date 1897
Countries DE
Languages de
Keywords Samuel Pierpont Langley, Smithsonian Institution, Aerodrome A, Drachenflieger
Journal Ill. Aër. Mitt.
Related to aircraft? 1
Page count 2
Word count


  • Brockett 1910, page 388, entry 5638: Ht. Langley's Flugmaschine. Ill. Aër. Mitt., Nr. 2-3, 1897, Strassburg, pp. 63-64, fig. 10. S (5638
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