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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Invited is robust study and discussion of Lamson's part in hang gliding history.
Charles H. Lamson
Charles Henry Lamson


http://hdl.handle.net/2374.WSU/2575 wrote:
The airframe for Octave Chanute's 1902 glider.
http://core.libraries.wright.edu/bitstr ... sequence=2
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The airframe of Octave Chanute's 1902 oscillating wing triplane glider built in Pasadena by Charles H. Lamson.


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DescripciĆ³n: Side view of Octave Chanute's oscillating, multiwing glider built in Pasadena by Charles H. Lamson, 1902. Note on reverse "Pasadena, Cal, Sep 8, 1902." With Chanute present, Augustus Herring tested this glider at Kill Devil Hills, October 5-14, 1902.
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[[Seems we are looking at two different versions or something; sorting these things out might be part of this thread on Lamson. :?: :?: ]]

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http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3a00000/3a09000/3a09800/3a09899_150px.jpg
Lamson's manned kite
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The Charles H. Lamson-built Chanute Three-Surface Oscillating-Wing "Folding" Gliding Machine
In Flight, Augustus M. Herring Aboard, Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina - October 1902
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http://www.flyingmachines.org/chantri2.jpg


[[NOTE: Stephan Nitsch notes that few people are appreciating or understanding Chanute's "oscillating wing". And I suspect an interesting line of influence from Chanute to Huffaker to camping session at Wright's development camp to Spratt and Lamson on the matter of "oscillating wing" that may be the foundation for Spratt's later "control wing" craft. This matter could be a different topic on its own. ]]

:arrow: Lamson patent http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitepatents/message/286
:arrow: In German, a wiki: http://www.drachenwiki.de/index.php/Charles_H._Lamson
:arrow: Scientific American, August 29, 1896, p. 191: Report on 150 lb payload gliding kite after regular tow: came down softly;
if man aboard, then he would not have been injured. HERE ARTICLE

http://core.libraries.wright.edu/bitstr ... sequence=2
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All are welcome to advance the Lamson thread.

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