Aircraft performance, theory and practice by H. Wittenberg

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By H. Wittenberg

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As our original plans provided for the building of one machine designed by each member of the Association, with the assistance of all the others, the building of the next one fell to Mr. Baldwin, and it was called the White Wing. The design ' ' of the "Red Wing" was ' ' followed in many details, but several things were added which we believed would give increased stability and greater flying power. The construction of the "White Wing" was begun at once, but before we could complete it the ice on the lake had yielded to the spring THE CUETISS AVIATION BOOK 44 winds and we were therefore obliged to transfer our future trials to land.

Torcycle as fast as thirty miles an hour and gained such a remarkable reputation in Hammondsport that a story is still told in the town of the time Curtiss made his first trip with it, when it carried him through the village, up over the steep hills, through North Urbana and as far as Wayne, where it ran out of gasoline and came to a stop of its own accord. Thus Curtiss went ahead with his work to con- MOTOES AND MOTOBCYCLES 23 struct and improve his motors, and improvement came with each successive one.

In order to meet the specifications the drawn up by War Department, the big airship was required make a continuous flight of two hours under the power of the motor, and be capable of manoeuvrto ing in any direction. Curtiss realised that in order to fill these requirements a new type motor would be needed. He designed and set about building, therefore, a water-cooled motor, something which had not been attempted at the Curtiss factory up to this time, and the success of which marked a long step in advance.

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