Who Invented it, and who invented it first?

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  1. kach22i
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    The Airplane:

    John Stringfellow (1848), Sir Hiram Maxim (1893), and Samuel Pierpoint Langley(1898?)
    http://oldenginehouse.users.btopenworld.com/flight.htm

    Gustave Whitehead
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Whitehead
    The Wright brothers
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Brothers


    The Hovercraft:

    Christopher Cockerell
    http://www.hovercraft-museum.org/cockerell.html

    Melville Whitnel Beardsley:
    http://www.geneabase.com/ACV/acv.htm

    Walter A. Crowley:
    http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=7987

    Charles J. Fletcher
    http://www.njinvent.org/1993/inductees_1993/fletcher.html

    Vladimir Levlov
    http://milparade.udm.ru/32/062.htm
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    Sir John Isaac Thornycroft
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovercraft

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovercraft
    DI Toivo J. Kaario
     
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  2. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I think that Fred and Wilma Flintstone went on holiday in a flight in the stone age.

    Although not a mechanical fight( is this relative) was however a contolled flight with inflight entertainment,-I seem to remember.

    Braking was a little difficult needing passenger participation.
     
  3. Bergalia
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    Who invented it....

    A chap's really got to speak up for Australian initiative: John Keogh from Melbourne, in 2001 patented the wheel. However he says has, as yet, no plans to patent fire, crop rotation or other fundamental advances in civilization
    Keogh wanted to prove the innovation patent system was flawed because submissions could be prepared without professional help and did not need to be examined by the Australian Patent Office. The name only has to be changed to "Registered Innovation" to avoid confusion with standard patents, he said.
    He described his ‘wheel’ as a “Spherical object to facilitate smooth motion in non-stationery objects.”:)
     
  4. lazeyjack

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    Kach

    Thankee for that, I was wondering what I was going to do this morning:)) interesting, ah BUT did you know, that ole Pute has the biggest Amphibian aircraft? If you can find pics of this , please do cos I,m busy working out how much plate I need for my new boat, which, has no wings and if you are real nice I may take you sailing
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Berglia,-- thats probably true.

    In Yorkshire we invented the fart,--simply because people at that time didnt know what it was.

    Being unabled to measure it -see it or even prove it existed, was difficult.

    Also knowing when one would come was some what of a surprise.

    However it was as you would imagine that toilet paper was a direct progression of work in this field.
     
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    Who invented it....

     
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    ???? Sounds like you're changing the subject, there, jack ... :D :D :D
     
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    Back to the original subject: who invented it first

    The hang glider:

    In 875 at an age of 65 years, Ibn Firnas built his own hang glider, and launched himself from a mountain. The flight was largely successful, and was widely observed by a crowd that he had invited. However, the landing was bad. He injured his back, and left critics saying he hadn't taken proper account of the way birds pull up into a stall, and land on their tails. He'd provided neither a tail, nor means for such a maneuver. He died twelve years later.

    "Ibn Firnas was the first man in history to make a scientific attempt at flying."
    Philip Hitti, History of the Arabs.
    As westerners teach their children about the Wright Brothers, the Islamic countries tell theirs about Ibn Firnas, a thousand years before the Wrights—though his flight was not powered. The Libyans produced a postage stamp honoring him. The Iraqis built a statue in his memory on the way to Baghdad International Airport, and the Ibn Firnas Airport to the north of Baghdad is named for him.

    Ibn Firnas crater on the Moon is also named in his honor."

    (J. Vernet, 'Abbas Ibn Firnas. Dictionary of Scientific Biography (C.C. Gilespie, ed.) Vol. I, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970-1980)
     
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    Who invented it....

     
  10. lazeyjack

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    the Scuts neer invented oul bonny laddies
    Frinstance, this is wot influenced my life out of USA, Cummins Engines and the engine brake, , Trace invertors,(indestructable) sivin sux sivin(kiwi for 767) Spectra low press desal plants, Bill Gates low press geek. Louis, high press trumpet blower.
     
  11. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    But then porridge beats grits!
     
  12. PI Design
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    PI Design Senior Member

    Yup, my money is on Icarus, even if he did have a crash landing.
     
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    I think I am slightly addicted to all this baby talk... :D
     
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    THree kids were trying to outdo each other.

    The first said, "Yeah you guys, you know airoplanes?"
    The other guys said,"Yeah."

    The first kid said, "Well my Dad invented them."

    The second kid said, "Well did you know that my Dad invented the television."

    "Wow," said the other two.

    Not to be outdone, the third kid said, "Well, you've heard about AIDS, haven't you."

    "Gee" said the other guys, "Did your Dad invent that?"

    "No," he said, "but he is the national distributor."
     

  15. kach22i
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    One of the current hovercraft designers on the west coast also "invented" the modern hang glider (triangle wing). Others have tried to take credit for his work but he has moved on to bigger things. Like most inventive people he has had more than one good idea.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_flexible_wing_hang_gliding
    I think Barry Palmer was the first to power one to if I'm not mistaken.

    As for the rest of this thread, thanks for the early morning laugh.:)
     
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