THE FLYING MACHINE: AMERICA 1948 A.D.

ADAPTED FROM THE WORKS OF THE WANDERLING

PRESENTED BY
the Wanderling


"It was only a short time after returning from the desert during the summer and just before school started that I, at around age 10 or so, removed the flying machine my uncle and I built from the hanging position of it's construction lair and hauled it up to the rooftop of the second story building across the street. Then, holding onto the machine for dear life, I jumped off.

"At first the craft seemed easily able to maintain the same two-story height advantage over quite some distance. But then, partway into the flight, instead of continuing in the direction I wanted, it began tipping lower on the right and turning. Without ailerons or maneuverable rudder controls and with inexperienced over-correcting on my part creating an adverse yaw followed by a sudden stall, the ensuing results ended with a somewhat dramatic drop, crashing into the porch and partway through the front windows of the house diagonally across the way."

THE WANDERLING AND HIS UNCLE: Their Life and Times Together





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THE WANDERLING'S FIRST FLIGHT USED A TYPE IX LILIENTHAL DESIGN, ENDING SAME AS LILIENTHAL'S ABOVE AND DA VINCI'S


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EXCEPT FOR:

THE WASHOE ZEPHYR



THE ABOVE GRAPHICS PROVIDED BY:

THE DAISY HANDBOOK AND DA VINCI



PLEASE SEE:

THE FLYING MACHINE: CHINA 400 A.D.

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E-MAIL
THE WANDERLING

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SO, DID THE WANDERLING FLY?

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LEONARDO
DA--VINCI

RING SITE

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