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Erfinder :: "inventor"
is a town in south-western Poland near the Czech border.
Polish name for the town:
Contemporary hang-glider designer, builder, videographer, and pilot NMERider researched and found the long-sought name of "W. Simon" and thereby won the World Hang Gliding Association (WHGA) three-tiered prize echoing the cable-stayed A-frame control frame: two downtubes and basebar for controlling the position of the keel-hung pilot in hang gliders (triangle control frame (TCF) during pendulum weight-shift control of batten-assisted flexible-wing hang gliders. W. Simon seems to be the firm early exemplar for hang gliders for the most simple of control systems; such mechanical simplicity was placed into public domain. John Worth would later emphatically draw upon such public domain mechanicals to control the position of payloads in hang gliders; Worth was a mid-20th century leader for using such control system in the four-boom wing that predominately was referred to as the stiffened Rogallo wing (because of Francis M. Rogallo's leadership communications before and within a space-age special Sputnik-reaction time). Others would include the public-domain mechanical of the A-frame in their kite hang gliders.
Erzielung eines Vortriebes besitzt. Es liegt hier also gewissermassen eine Vereinigung von Gleitflieger und Schwingenflieger vor. Die Einzelheiten der Konstruktionen sind dem Erfinder W. Simon, Neurode, gesetzlich geschŘtzt. An diesem Flieger wird ebenfalls seit einigen Wochen gearbeitet, doch erfordern gerade hierbei die Vorstudien zur Ermittelung der richtigen Form und Gr÷ssenverhńltnisse der Konstruktionsteile zahlreiche, langwierige Untersuchungen und den Bau zahlreicher Modelle, so dass positive Resultate erst in einiger Zeit zu erwarten sind. Ingenieur Erich Schrader.
NMERider's research found W. Simon on http://books.google.com/books?id=sNM6AQAAMAAJ page 571. It was Stephan Nitsch who gave the WHGA the first nudge toward finding W. Simon; but for years we did not have the name to match the mechanicals photographed.
open tasks for the hang gliding community regarding W. Simon
Der apparat erinnert sehr an denjenigen von Meerwein von Jahre 1784 (vergl, Moedebeck, Taschenbuch fŘr Flugtechniker und Luftschiffer. S. 305. [Ed: not sure if the commas are actually commas or periods; a better transcription might be had by someone having access to a library copy of the original document. The translation directs to a paperback book for a flight engineer and aeronaut, page 305, apparently a book by Moddebeck (?)] ONE TRANSLATION: The apparatus is very reminiscent of those of Meerwein from 1784 (cf, Moedebeck, Paperback for flight engineer and aeronaut. Page. 305.
[ ] Who was
[ ] Is she holding a hat? Or something else?
[ ] What is her relationship with W. Simon?
[ ] Why is she in the photograph?
|We seek to know if the hang glider W. Simon is or is not the same person as Wilhelm Simon of patent US512844 where such Wilhelm Simon, manufacturer, of Bleiweishof, No. 320, Nuremberg, in the Kingdom of Bavaria and Empire of Germany. As yet, we have no direct reason to have the two names be the same person. We are searching for identifying information. Anyone? Thanks. [ ]|
From Nowa Ruda to Wroclaw (Breslau) 95 km
B in clip is Wroclaw (German: Breslau, Poland)
SPECULATION. We are speculating that our W. Simon might have been
connected to school
or Wroclaw Universtiy of Technology. Explore both. [ ]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrocław_University_of_Technology Polish: Politechnika Wrocławska
"The Unification of Germany in 1871 turned Breslau into the sixth-largest city in the German Empire. Its population more than tripled to over half a million between 1860 and 1910. The 1900 census listed 422,709 residents. Important landmarks were inaugurated in 1910, the KaiserbrŘcke (Kaiser bridge) and the Technische Hochschule(TH), which now houses the Wrocław University of Technology.
|FLIGHT, Dec. 10, 1910. Do they have in archives materials used in those courses?|
Powered planes used the triangle control frame in many ways.
See another: double atterrissage
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