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The Flying Man. Otto Lilienthal - History, Flights and Photographs

Raffel, Markus and Lukasch, Bernd (2022) The Flying Man. Otto Lilienthal - History, Flights and Photographs. Springer Biographies (1). Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-95033-0. ISBN 978-3-030-95032-3. ISSN 2365-0613.

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Lilienthal attracted worldwide attention due to the spectacular photographs showing him in fight, made possible by technology that had only just been developed by him. This fortuitous union between a pioneer of aviation and the pioneers of so-called "instantaneous photography" is responsible for the immense contemporary popularity of Lilienthal's flights around the globe, the first ever free flights performed by man. This book traces the life of the German aviation pioneer, focusing on the designs of his many aircraft and the photographic documentation that has survived. The presentation ends with a remarkable research project conducted by one of the authors, right up to and including his own training exercises with Lilienthal's "normal soaring apparatus" and "large biplane". This project offered new insight into Lilienthal’s work, and also led to a spectacular aerial meeting of Lilienthal's 1895 biplane and the Wright brothers' 1902 biplane at a historic location on the Outer Banks. The book provides access to video material, largely stemming from this project.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186320/
Document Type:Book
Additional Information:ISSN 2365-0613 ISSN 2365-0621 (electronic) ISBN 978-3-030-95032-3 ISBN 978-3-030-95033-0 (eBook)
Title:The Flying Man. Otto Lilienthal - History, Flights and Photographs
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Raffel, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3340-9115133716126
Lukasch, BerndOtto-Lilienthal-Museum Anklam, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2022
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-347
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Series Name:Springer Biographies
Keywords:Aviation history, pioneer of flight, photographs of early flight machines, monoplane, biplane, Wright brothers
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - no assignment
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopter, GO
Deposited By: Carter, Beatrice
Deposited On:18 Nov 2022 11:30
Last Modified:25 Apr 2023 10:05

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