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Keith-Weiss Aviette

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1912

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M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)


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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)


Keith-Weiss Aviette

  The Aviette of 1912 was the result of the co-operation between Alexander Keith, an elderly Scotsman with a medical background who had made a special study of the muscular operation of birds' wings, and Jose Weiss. Together they constructed an ornithopter in which foot-pedals operated the mechanism for actuating the wings with a beat of 3 ft. The machine was tested with its wings supported on slings between two trees and reached the stage of free-flight trials under ballast in launches from Amberley Mount in Sussex. Span, 23ft. Length, 19 ft. Wing Area, 80 sq. ft. Weight empty, 95 lb. Weight loaded, 230 lb. Estimated speed, 30 m.p.h.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Keith- Weiss Aviette was tested as an unmanned glider at Amberley in 1912.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/