Attempts to fly ornithopters, including Gustav Lilienthal's large ornithopter.
United States USA Date:1920 Duration:29 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scenes of vintage, historic, early flight attempts: Men at controls of several unsuccessful ornithopters, intended to fly by flapping wings. One man rides a bicycle equipped with wings that he flaps using sticks by his handle bars. Another sits in a tub-like machine with tricycle wheels, as it "flaps" its wings. In a third scene, men assist as operator moves very large wings on a machine. Although the wings move, the machine doesn't. This large machine might be Gustav Lilienthal's ornithopter. It had a 3 horse-power motor. Location might be Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, around 1927
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