History and present status of human-powered flight

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Title translated into German:Geschichte und Entwicklungsstand der Flugobjekte, die durch menschliche Kraft angetrieben werden
Author:Roper, Chris
Editor:Wilson, David Gordon; Abbott, Allan V.
Published in:Human-powered vehicles
Published:Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 217-238, Lit., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Compilation article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISBN:0873228278
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Identification number:PU199910402256
Source:BISp

Author's abstract

This short story of human-powered flight (HPF) and human-powered aircraft (HPA) is in four parts. The first covers 1783 to 1808, in which two lighter-than-air craft were fitted with crude human-powered devices. The second section covers 1912 to 1959, in which prizes catalyzed the development of heavier-than-air HPAs. The third section covers 1959 to 1985, when a series of later Kremer Prizes was offered and won. The fourth section covers 1985 to the present, during which time HPF activity has been stimulated principally by enthusiasts who set their own goals. Verf.-Referat