He was followed by Chanute, who in America emphasized the biplane principle in his glider.
In the summer of 1901 we became personally acquainted with Mr. Chanute.
Emergency use of reclaimed water for potable supply at Chanute, Kansas.
In the matter of descent Chanute observed the sparrow and decided to imitate it.
This early machine is described by one authority as something like a cross between a box kite and a Chanute glider.
Encouraged by the advice of Chanute, they commenced experimenting with biplane gliders on the sand-hills at Kittyhawk.
Chanute, a Frenchman, now devised a biplane glider with which he succeeded in making brief flights of a few seconds.
Chanute draws from a still rarer book, namely, De la Landelle's work published in 1884.
It is related in full in Chanute's work, from which the present account is summarised.
Chanute details an amusing little incident which occurred in the course of experiment with the biplane glider.