Lilienthal, “the Glider King,” was the first person to make repeated, successful flights on a glider.
In the case of both monoplane and biplane, Lilienthal relied merely upon the weight of his body to counteract falling movements.
That the Lilienthal tables might themselves be somewhat in error.
Lilienthal, it will be remembered, had found his control weaken when he used a machine of large surface.
It was this problem of balancing that had cost Lilienthal his life.
The 'Bat,' as Pilcher named his first glider, was a monoplane which he completed before he paid his visit to Lilienthal in 1895.
Juno was discovered on the 1st of September, 1804, by M. Harding, of Lilienthal.
Lilienthal's work did not end with simple gliding, though he did not live to achieve machine-driven flight.
Lilienthal's first experiments were made in 1891 with a pair of semicircular wings steadied by a horizontal rudder at the rear.
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