Scientific American Volume 76; Supplement

9781236052612: Scientific American Volume 76; Supplement

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: Br5gi, covered 100 miles in 1 hour 57 minutes 13 seconds. He alighted after having flown for 2 hours 20 minutes. The Borel, piloted by Chemet, covered 100 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes 30 seconds. He alighted after traversing 161 miles. After several attempts Prevost succeeded in rising from the water, and covered 100 nautical miles in 1 hour 48 minutes 20£ seconds. Renaux and Gaubert, on the two Maurice Farmans, effected their long distance runs with the following results--Renaux: 100 miles in 2 hours 13 minutes 30f seconds; 250 miles in 5 hours 27 minutes 38-j seconds; 300 miles in 6 hours 40 minutes 25 seconds. Gaubert: 100 miles 2 hours 17 minutes 23 seconds; 250 miles in 5 hours 36 minutes 3f seconds. Levasseur on the Nieuport attempted to finish his eliminating tests, but was obliged to alight after half an hour's flight through magneto trouble. He therefore was excluded from participating in the competition proper. Only the following pilots therefore remained to take part in the final tests: Renaux (M. Farman, No. 1), Gaubert (M. Farman, No. 2), "Weymann (Nieuport, No. 3), Moineau (Breguet, No. 8), Br6gi (Breguet, No. 9), Provost (Deperdussin, No. 10), Chemet (Borel, No. 12), Molla (Leveque, No. 15). At mid-day Weymann attempted to start on one of the final tests. When rising from the water (which he did with some difficulty), the machine left the surface and promptly struck it again nose first. The pilot was rescued without injury, though the machine retired from the contest. On the 31st, the last day, the sea was rougher than it had been on any of the previous days, and the destroyers, which had been on the scene of operations each day up till now, remained in harbor until the wind had abated somewhat. Prevost on the Deperdussin was the v...

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