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Gossamer Condor and Albatross

James D. Burke

Gossamer Condor and Albatross

a case study in aircraft design.

by James D. Burke

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Published by AeroVironment in Pasadena .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesAIAA professional study series
ContributionsAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16716844M

Kremer Prize successes by Gossamer Condor and Albatross. In , Kremer increased his prize money tenfold to £50, At that time, the human-powered aircraft had flown only in straight (or nearly straight) line courses, and no-one had yet even attempted his more challenging figure-eight course, which required a fully controllable aircraft. The Gossamer Albatross aircraft is designed to fly long distances with a human as the only power source. This light and fragile aircraft is pushed by a propeller connected, through a series of gears, to a constantly pedaling pilot. On J , the Albatross, powered and guided by pilot Bryan Allen, made an historic flight across the.

  While the first machine, the Gossamer Condor, served as a proof of concept, the second, the Gossamer Albatross, conquered the English Channel. Born in , MacCready grew up fascinated by flight, earning his pilot’s license at 16 and becoming a Navy pilot Author: Terry Shea. Gossamer Albatross byl druhým letadlem poháněným pouze lidskou silou, jehož konstruktérem byl Paul B. MacCready a prvním takovým letadlem, které přeletělo kanál La í je součástí sbírky National Air and Space Museum (Národní letecké a kosmické muzeum) při The Smithsonian Institution a je vystaveno v Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center v blízkosti Dullesova letiště ve.

He recounts the construction and testing of the Gossamer Condor--which took the figure-of-eight prize in August 'and its successor, the Channel-conquering Gossamer Albatross, as a mix of technical and human problems (perhaps more readily resolved, too, in the free-and-easy California clime).   Gossamer Odyssey book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Tells the story of the historic flight of the Gossamer Albatross, a /5.


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Gossamer Condor and Albatross by James D. Burke Download PDF EPUB FB2

Description. An account of two airplane developments focusing on design and testing, performance, aerodynamics, stability, control, structures, and instrumentation, and how these developments came together in the cross-channel flight of the Gossamer Albatross.

LibraryThing Review User Review - MasseyLibrary - LibraryThing. Gossamer Odyssey tells the story of the historic flight of the Gossamer Albatross, a spindly, feather-light craft which on June 2,became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English. If you are interested in human-powered flight & the Gossamer Albatros, then this is a very good read.

The book was written during the project with the explicit goal of documenting the by: 6. Aug. 23, Pedal-Powered Gossamer Condor Flies Into Record Books. Bryan Allen completes a figure-eight course piloting and powering the Gossamer Condor to claim the Kremer Prize for human-powered flight.

InBritish industrialist Henry Kremer created a prize for a successful human-powered aircraft. On Augthe man-powered aircraft Gossamer Condor successfully demonstrated sustained, maneuverable manpowered flight and won the £50, ($95,) Kremer Prize.

Pilot Bryan Allen took off from Shafter Airport, Shafter, California, at. The Gossamer Albatross aircraft was designed to fly long distances with a human as the only power source. On Jthe Albatross, powered and guided by pilot Bryan Allen, made an historic flight across the English Channel.

The flight covered a distance of statute miles in. A follow-up to ’s Kremer Prize winning Gossamer Condor (first sustained, controlled, human-powered flight), the Albatross came about after two years of human-powered flight experiments.

The main differences between the two aircraft were a reduced wing area and shorter wing chord on the Albatross. This second video from shows the Gossamer Albatross rolling out and taking off from Edwards Air Force Base in California's Mojave Desert.

The Gossamer Albatross. Gossamer Condor and Albatross: A Case Study in Aircraft Design (Case Studies) First Edition by J. Burke (Author)5/5(1). Gossamer Condor and Albatross: A Case Study in Aircraft Design Cs1. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 5 Used from $ Directed by Ben Shedd. With Bryan Allen, Paul B. MacCready, Tyler MacCready, Greg Miller.

The Flight of the Gossamer Condor tells the inspiring true story of history's first successful human-powered flight.

Renowned inventor Dr. Paul MacCready and his team were filmed creating the world-famous pedal-powered airplane as it happened. Producing this film which documents the development of a man's /10(2). Flight of the Gossamer Condor, Ben Shedd's documentary of the construction and flight of the plane, won an Academy Award for best documentary, short subject.

This. THE GOSSAMER CONDOR AND ALBATROSS: A CASE STUDY IN AIRCRAFT DESIGN, AIAA Professional Study Series Report Number AV-R/, AeroVironment Inc., Vista Avenue, Pasadena, California.

Paperback – January 1, Author: James D. Burke. [Gossamer Condor and Albatross: A Case Study in Aircraft Design] (By: J D Burke) [published: November, ] [J D Burke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

[Gossamer Condor and Albatross: A Case Study in Aircraft Design] (By: J D Burke) [published: November, ]5/5(1). Designed by Dr. Paul MacCready and his team of engineers from AeroVironment, the Albatross was similar to the Gossamer Condor, which was the first successful human-powered aircraft.

The Albatross was built mostly of carbon fiber tubing and covered with clear Mylar. Unlike the Condor, it was designed to be easily disassembled for shipping. The RAF agreed to fly the Gossamer Albatross to England on board when the plane was scheduled to return just three days later.

In a rush, the Gossamer was shipped overland from LAX to meet the RAF C On arrival, with great enthusiasm by the flight crew, it was loaded on board.

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[James D Burke; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.]. Grosser, who was a member of both of the Gossamer teams, provides an expert account that is fully accessible to the layperson and demonstrates how the channel crossing was an incredibly challenging undertaking despite the earlier success of the Condor.

The Gossamer Albatross human-powered flight from England to France across the Channel was a. Morton Grosser, who participated in the experiments that led to Gossamer Albatross and its predecessor, Gossamer Condor, summarizes the 20th-century realization of a millennia-old dream in Gossamer Odyssey.

The softcover book begins with a brief but comprehensive summary of the French and German efforts in the s and s. The Gossamer Albatross II was involved in slow-speed flight tests at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

in the spring of   A human-powered airplane. That was the challenge set forth by Henry Kremer in For 18 years, nobody could do it. But within six months of trying, Paul MacCready built and flew his Gossamer Condor (below).

The difference in his approach: While others needed a .The Gossamer Albatross is a human-powered aircraft built by American aeronautical engineer Dr. Paul B. MacCready's company J it completed a successful crossing of the English Channel to win the second £, (£ today) Kremer prize.

[1]Design and development. The aircraft was designed and built by a team led by Paul B. MacCready, a noted American.