1976-02-01

Sailplanes: The State-of-the-Art 760589

The development of modern high performance sailplanes is traced from the early experiments and studies of Cayley, Lilienthal, Chanute, and the Wright Brothers, using the glider as a test vehicle, to the highly sophisticated soaring machines of today. Various design features and parameters are described as are current performance characteristics and capabilities.

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