Flying Machines: Construction and Operation

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Page 175 - Now, if his descent, under such circumstances, would ordinarily and naturally draw a crowd of people about him, either from curiosity, or for the purpose of rescuing him from a perilous situation, all this he ought to have foreseen, and must be responsible for.
Page 207 - Hazel evidently thinks differently. What the Judge Said. In granting the preliminar-y injunction the judge said; "Defendants claim generally that the difference in construction of their apparatus causes the equilibrium or lateral balance to be maintained and its aerial movement From Aeronautics. Basis of the Wright Patents. Moving the hand lever F, operates the small upright lever E. This raises the wire I, which connects with wires I, I, running to tops of the end stanchions. The strain depresses,...
Page 174 - To render one man liable in trespass for the acts of others, it must appear, either that they acted in concert, or that the act of the individual sought to be charged, ordinarily and naturally, produced the acts of the others.
Page 38 - FT essential as the glides will, or should, be made on level ground, in moderate, steady wind currents, and at a modest elevation. The addition of a rudder, therefore, may well be left until the aviator has become reasonably expert in the management of his machine. Putting the Machine Together. Having obtained the necessary material, the first move is to have the rib pieces steamed and curved. This curve may be slight, about 2 inches for the 4 feet. While this is being done the other parts should...
Page 175 - I will not say that ascending in a balloon is an unlawful act, for it is not so ; but it is certain that the aeronaut has no control over its motion horizontally. He is at the sport of the winds, and is to descend when and how he can. His reaching the earth is a matter of hazard.
Page 44 - ... the struts for support, as it will not be necessary to spread the arms so much and there will be more freedom for manipulating the weight to control the glider in flight. In using the struts, it is customary to grasp them with the hands, while with the arm pieces, as the name implies, the operator places his arms over them, one of the strips coming under each armpit. After the fabric has been given a coat of varnish on the upper side and allowed to dry, the glider is ready for use. The cost of...
Page 12 - It is obvious that any number of kites may be strung together on the same line, and that there is no limit to the weight that may be buoyed up in a breeze by means of light and handy tackle. The next step is clear enough, namely, that a flying machine with acres of surface can be safely got under way or anchored and hauled to the ground by means of the string of kites.
Page 206 - ... movement being about an axis transverse to the line of flight, whereby said lateral marginal portions may be moved to different angles relatively to the normal plane of the body of the aeroplane, so as to present to the atmosphere different angles of incidence, and means for so moving said lateral marginal portions, substantially as described. Application of vertical struts near the ends having flexible joints. Means for simultaneously imparting such movement to said lateral portions to different...
Page 208 - ... or lowered. I am also satisfied that the rear rudder is turned by the operator to the side having the least angle of incidence and that such turning is done at the time the supplementary planes are raised or depressed to prevent tilting or upsetting the machine. On the papers presented, I incline to the view, as already indicated, that the claims of the patent in suit should be broadly construed; and when given such construction, the elements of the Wright machine tre found in defendants' machine...
Page 206 - Basis of the Wright Patents. In a flying machine a normally flat aeroplane having lateral marginal portions capable of movement to different positions above or below the normal plane of the body of the aeroplane, such movement being about an axis transverse to the line of flight...

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