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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun May 23, 2021 6:06 am

Remembering Otto ... on the 50th.
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Re: Otto Lilienthal

Postby JoeF » Fri Oct 28, 2022 9:22 am


Maihöhe-Rhinow-Apparat
OLM wrote:THE MAIHÖHE-RHINOW APPARATUS
The rigid flying machines used by Otto Lilienthal until 1892 based on the model of the bird were difficult to transport to the airfield and store there. The Maihöhe-Rhinow apparatus therefore represents a decisive turning point in Lilienthal's series of glider constructions . It was the first glider that had its wings folded up like a bat. In the Rhinower mountains (near Berlin), Lilienthal was able to fly at distances of up to 250m with this apparatus and even performed curved flights. Reason enough to present the glider to our visitors in more detail in a short video.
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