The Gossamer Condor And Albatross: A Case Study In Aircraft Design Report No. AV-R-80 / June

By: Burke, J. D.

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B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by the Pilot (and engine - he used his own leg power to propel the craft forward) . This is an oversized paperback book with self covers, and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable generalized toning and some beginning bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the pilot on the front cover of the book. The front endpaper and inside cover have toning due to two newspaper articles laid-in. "The Gossamer Condor evolved over a period of time through three distinct versions. The first version, known by MacCready as the Pasadena version, was a proof-of-concept aircraft which flew only once in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The first aircraft carrying the name Gossamer Condor was known as the Mojave Version, without pilot fairings and other niceties, flown at Mojave airport by MacCready's sons on 26 Dec 1976. The record-breaking version, known as the Shafter version included all the improvements such as a pilot nacelle and double-skin airfoil sections, allowing the aircraft to fly long distances as well as maneuver. The aircraft, piloted by amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen, won the first Kremer prize on August 23, 1977 by completing a figure-eight course specified by the Royal Aeronautical Society, at Minter Field in Shafter, California. It was capable of taking off under human power." "Bryan Lewis Allen (born October 13, 1952) is an American self-taught hang glider pilot and bicyclist. He achieved fame when he piloted (and provided the human power for) the two aircraft that won the first two Kremer prizes for human-powered flight, the Gossamer Condor (1977; the first human-powered aircraft to fly and meet specified criteria) and Gossamer Albatross (1979; the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel). He later set world distance and duration records in a small pedal-powered blimp named "White Dwarf." "; Signed by Associated

Title: The Gossamer Condor And Albatross: A Case Study In Aircraft Design Report No. AV-R-80 / June

Author Name: Burke, J. D.

Categories: Aviation,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, Aerovironment Inc.: 1980

ISBN Number: 1563473054

ISBN Number 13: 9781563473050

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A33359

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