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Old 04-02-2012, 03:16 PM
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This is a scan of a Popular Mechanics article from 1912 .It was the latest stunt performed by a famous Frenchstuntman (Legagneux). It would be an interesting challenge at an r/cfun fly event . .... D.J.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:16 AM
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D.J.

Am I seeing that scan correctly? It looks like they are portraying him flying backwards on the left-to-right legs. Of course, PM probably didn't know front to back of the aircraft at the time anyway.

Interesting,

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You can get away with a lot when you're flying a kite
Old 04-03-2012, 05:15 AM
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Interesting challenge indeed.
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Back when men were men and women were glad of it by golly
Old 04-03-2012, 09:41 AM
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This must have been a very interesting time in flight history . The Dirigible was still a viable means of air transport and the newest shapes of planesat the Paris air show were basically sticks covered with cloth . ... D.J.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:14 PM
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I'm guessing from all of the reinforcing wires on the wing structures they could not afford titanium at the time.
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Is is likely that there was enough of a headwind so that the airplane could fly slowly-enough that it would drift backwards in relation to the ground? That would give a path like that without the airplane actually flying backwards.
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I never flew a model from that era but they resemble a box kite so perhaps they flew/ floated like one.
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I have a hard enough time flying forward.[]

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