Kites

The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Object

Juan Miguel Suay and David Teira

did. 68 Between 1866 and 1889 the German engineer Otto Lilienthal conducted a series of trials with gliders to show the superior lifting power of curved wings. Following the example of Hargrave, in September 1874 Lilienthal 69 built a curved kite which imitated the wings of gliding seabirds. He

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