Powered Hang Gliding

Mudkavi, Vidyadhar Y (2003) Powered Hang Gliding. Resonance, 8 (12). pp. 50-60.

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Abstract

It is hard to imagine that a hundred years have passed since the first powered flight by the Wright brothers. It appears that even after a hundred years, the passion for flight and the curiosity associated with flight continue as though this remarkable first flight by the Wright brothers happened just yesterday. It shows how much human beings long to fly like the birds. Anyone who has flown in a modern jet aircraft will agree that the flight is not exactly thrilling. As a passenger you will only get a view of the world outside through a narrow window. Of course, it is the safest way to travel. But it is not exactly flying like the birds. In this article, we do not pursue this boring way of flying by a modern jet-liner. Rather, we will follow a different story. This story is about hang gliding. More precisely, it is about powered hang gliding. The only true way of flying!

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hang gliding;Rogalla wing;trikes
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:13
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/1657

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