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The Right Flyer: Gabriel Voisin, Henry Farman and the archetype of aeroplanes  9780956981103
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The Right Flyer: Gabriel Voisin, Henry Farman and the archetype of aeroplanes (Faustroll 9780956981103)

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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Aviation History
ISBN/Box:9780956981103
Publisher:Faustroll
Author:Reg Winstone
Format:226 x 226 mm
No. Pages:360
Version:hb
Language:English
Availability:In stock

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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Aviation History, ISBN/Box 9780956981103, Publisher Faustroll, Author Reg Winstone, Format 226 x 226 mm, No. Pages 360, Version hb, Language English

The cellular biplane that Gabriel Voisin built for Henry Farman is by any standards a major landmark in the history of powered flight. As the first full account of its genesis and two-year evolution, this is the story of its true role in the final lap of the race to fly, particularly in the context of the Wright brothers’ contemporary feats on both sides of the Atlantic.
As well as exploring its impact of society, culture and politics in France, the story reveals how the zigzag of technological progress was driven by the personality of strong characters involved and unpicks the longstanding controversy between the very different approaches adopted by the Old World and the New.
Drawing on contemporary sources wherever possible, it separates the facts from the fiction in a way that invests these extraordinary events with some of the gripping immediacy they must have had at the time.
The result is a compelling portrait of aeronautics in France from 1904 to 1908, complete with an analysis of the technologies concerned, lively accounts of the machine’s epoch-defining flights in France, Belgium and New York, and biographies of all the main protagonists.

Contents

Main text
Wrights and kites
Archdeacon gliders
Blériot-Voisin
Les Frères Voisin
Construction
The motor
First flights
The Kilometre
The refit
Ghent
New York
Wrightmania
Châlons and the first journey
Visions of the future
Biplane to triplane
Retirement: Vienna
Repercussions
Appendices
The makers: Gabriel & Charles Voisin
The flyer: Henry Farman
The assistant: Maurice Herbster
The loyal lieutenant: Maurice Colliex
The catalyst: Ernest Archdeacon
The proselytiser: Ferdinand Ferber
The friend: Henry Kapférer
The opposition: Orville & Wilbur Wright
The conduit: Octave Chanute
The dilettante: Alberto Santos-Dumont
The brains: Robert Esnault-Pelterie
The rival: Louis Blériot
The motorist: Léon Levavasseur
The precursor: Lawrence Hargrave
The engineer: Frederick Lanchester
The scientist: Paul Painlevé
The pilot: John Moore-Brabazon



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