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Navire Aérien Dirigeable :: 1857 :: Flying Machine

By December 3, 2011Sports & Outdoors

Yep, little weekend project I’m thinking of putting together. Amazing what you can MacGyver with some heavy-duty twine, canvas, and duct tape.

Navire Aérien Dirigeable :: 1857 :: Flying Machine

Summary:
Scaled design drawing for a patent submitted by J.B. Métivier shows two cross-sections for a fish shaped airship utilizing balloons, sails, bellows, and propellers to transport passengers. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, L.C. staff, 1981-82.)

+ Source: Navire Aérien Dirigeable :: 1857 :: Flying Machine :: Library Of Congress
 

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