Emanuel Swedenborg's Flying Machine (1714)

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by RocketmanTan, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    After reading through some history of the Swedish Empire during the Great Northern War, I came across an interesting machine devised by scientist Emanuel Swedenborg - a flying machine.

    Here's a wikiepdia article to give you an idea of what it was like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Machine_(Swedenborg)

    And a progress pic:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    instructions are done - just have to do the cover page.

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    testbuild's done:

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    Very interesting, historically too. I bet that with some work, a functional kite could be made out of that! :) Nice model by the way!
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    I'd love to see someone do that!

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