Mid 1900s hang gliding history has in it a sparkling contributor: Klaus Hill.
All manner of historical note on him would be welcome to this thread.
To start, the memory tease came from Don Liddard's giving a robust link: http://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=2411
regarding a project that came to completion: SuperFoater.
Dave Broyles article: http://www.kite-enterprises.com/SUPERFL ... loater.htm
But there is more to Klaus Hill's story. Hope others will find and post. There was a tight relationship with Richard Miller, Larry Hall, and others.
Klaus Hill was part of the early 1960s fraternity receiving and participating in Low, Slow, and Out of Control
that was part of the basis for Low & Slow
roots; the early fraternity was already recognizing Horton Brothers for hang gliding visions.
Some notes are on my Larry Hall working page: http://www.energykitesystems.net/Lift/h ... /index.htm
And also on: http://www.energykitesystems.net/HGW/v6n1quad.html
Freshly: US Aviation (Full name: Ultralight Soaring Aviation LLC): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Aviation
Our John Heiney features a caption: "Klaus Hill flying Klaus' and Richard Miller's design which Klaus had built. Photo by Evan Hall" for the photo of Klaus Hill in a Richard Miller HG design:
See photo by Evan Hall on: http://www.johnheiney.com/articles/Chen ... Cheney.htm
Superfloater plans: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/607 ... loater.pdf
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Discussion thread: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Airchairg ... ssage/7793