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Letur parachute-cum-paddles

Страна: Франция

Год: 1852

Letord and Niepce - monoplane - 1909 - Франция<– –>Levavasseur - Aeroplane de Villotrans - 1903 - Франция

L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)

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L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
A drawing of Letur in his machine, controlling his wings through a system of treadles and pedals.
A.Andrews - The Flying Maschine: Its Evolution through the Ages /Putnam/
‘A hundred necks have to be broken’, warned Sir George Cayley, and this machine caused the first. Francois Letur had made several successful gliding descents from a balloon in this canopy-wing glider with additional flappers. He gave a display at the Cremorne Gardens - Cayley had also declared that there was no money to be made out of aeronautics except from fairground exhibitions. He was trying to right a defect in the balloon when the wind dashed him against some trees. He died of his injuries a week later, in July 1854.