Aircraft Vol. 1 by Alfred W. Lawson

By Alfred W. Lawson

Первый том авиационной энциклопедии, издававшейся с марта 1910 г.

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He has been known to spring thirty-three feet into the air and leap to a distance of one hundred and two feet. The flying-dragon of the Sunday Islands is the aviator among reptiles. He carries large membranous expansions on his flanks. The two membranes when spread form a parachute which he uses whenever his keen eyes spy an insect on a distant tree. Flying-fishes may be classed as aviators who fly by means of aeroplanes. They do not fly as the bird flies that is to say. they do not beat the air with their wings.

Which has manv advantages over any other form of smokeless powder. Pie is the inventor of a new system of driving automobile torpedoes of the Whitehead type, by means of a self-combustive material known as motorite. by which much longer range and speed than heremade possible. Pie invented the process now in general use in the United States for making calcium carbide continuously by the electrical resistance of a molten carbide conductor, removing the carbide as fast as formed, and simultaneouslv supplying fresh material to the heating field.

The most common of amphibious aviators leaps from the sea and soars in the air to a distance of from eighteen to twenty feet. In some of his greatest leaps he moves in an arc of from twelve When his momentum gives out he falls back to fourteen feet. into the water to gather strength for another flight. These unforas a bat he sleeps ; all day, — — tunate amphibious aviators are forced to who hunt them. warm regions of fly to escape the teeth of the fish In the even in the the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and Mediterranean, another flying-fish is found.

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