Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgement

Introduction

      MINIMISING POWER REQUIRED

      TOPICS & ERRORS

      MANY ASPECTS

      OPINIONS

Before 1939

      BLANCHARD'S BALLOON

      DEGEN'S BALLOON 1808

      THE PEUGEOT PRIZE

      POULAIN/FARMAN

      LIFT THEORY

      LIPPISCH 1929

      MUSKELFLUG INSTITUT (Institute of Muscle-Powered-Flight)

      MUFLI

      TOTAL ENERGY COST OF POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

      LONGITUDINAL (PITCH) CONTROL & STABILITY

      HANS SEEHASE

      PEDALIANTE

1950’s revival

      AUGUST RASPET

      B.S.SHENSTONE, T.R.F. NONWEILER

      The MAN-POWERED AIRCRAFT COMMITTEE,(MAPAC)

      EMIEL HARTMAN

      DANIEL PERKINS

      ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY MAN POWERED AIRCRAFT GROUP, (RAeS MPAG)

      S.S.WILSON

      REDUCTION OF CYCLIC VARIATIONS

      TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS IN FLIGHT

      HENRY KREMER

      EFFECT OF FIRST KREMER PRIZE

      ALAN STEWART

      PRESS ACCOUNTS cc1960

      ROUGH ESTIMATE OF POWER REQUIRED

      POWER AVAILABLE

      PUBLIC ATTITUDES 1959

      RAeS GRANTS for HPA DEVELOPMENTS

      FIRST RAeS LECTURES on HPF

The first true flights

      SUMPAC

      PLANFORM

      AEROFOIL SECTION

      TEST-SECTION

      TUNNEL TESTS

      INTERFERENCE DRAG

      AIRFRAME PROBLEMS

      FLYING

      ALAN LASSIERE at IMPERIAL COLLEGE ,the LONDON GROUP

      PUFFIN

      SIMILARITIES between Puffin I and SUMPAC

      DIFFERENCES between Puffin I and SUMPAC

      PUFFIN CONFIGURATION

      TESTS

      CONSTRUCTION

      TRANSMISSION

      FLIGHT TESTS

      PUFFIN II

      HINDSIGHT

      LIVERPUFFIN

      STAFF LED UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

      SINGAPORE

      VINE

      POLITICS & the SPORT of HPF

      RELUCTANT PHOENIX

      THE EARLY NIHON AIRCRAFT LINNET I, II, III, and IV

      MALLIGA

      PROPELLER EFFICIENCY

      VENTILATION

      MALLIGA LATERAL CONTROL

      "MAN POWERED FLIGHT"

      OTTAWA

      DUMBO/MERCURY

      NORTHROP INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY

      MAYFLY

Jupiter

      SUMMARY of its history

      OTHER REPORTS of JUPITER

      JUPITER TECHNICAL DATA

      NON-EXPERIMENTAL

        Design

        Delivery

        Experiments

        Modifications

      THE AUTHOR'S SUBJECTIVE ACCOUNT of JUPITER

      MY EARLIER YEARS :-

      MOTIVATION

      PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

      1950s

      1959

      1960

      INITIAL DECISIONS

      OPTIMISATION

      AEROFOIL SECTION

      FIRST WING TEST SPECIMEN

      1961 DIRECTION?

      TAIL-BOOM DESIGN & APPLY FOR GRANT

      PROPELLER and TAILPLANE

      1962 TUBE ORDERED

      TAIL to BOOM

      SIR STUART MALLINSON CBE DSO MC JP DL

      REDESIGN WING

      ANOTHER WING-TEST-PIECE

      COMPUTER

      CONSTRUCT

      HELPERS at WOODFORD,ESSEX

      1963 REDESIGN FUSELAGE

      INTERFERENCE DRAG

      VISIT BY PRESIDENT RAeS

      GRANT

      BRADSHAW SPRING

      1965 CONTROLS

      VISITORS

      1966

      EXPONENTIAL "PROGRESS"

      NO AIRFIELD

      NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE

      LACK OF FINANCE

      1967 PROGRESS EXPONENTIAL

      1968 DISASTERS

      FIRE

Jupiter (cont)

      1970 JOHN POTTER

      MY FEELINGS (with hindsight ) about the HANDOVER

      SUPPORT from ROYAL AIR FORCE

      PROJECT MANAGEMENT

      MY RE-INVOLVEMENT

      NEW ELEVATOR

      FUSELAGE TORSIONAL STIFFNESS

      HALTON GRASS

      A LETTER TO MY BROTHER

      FLYING ATTITUDE

      TAKE-OFF

      CHAIN TENSIONER

      DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT PLANNING

      DAMAGE

      `IT'S DOWN, LET'S KICK IT'

      NAME

      REPAIRS

      MIST

      INSTRUMENT

      RECORD DISTANCE

      FIRST "COMMERCIAL" HPA

      MONEY

      CRANWELL

      THAMESMEAD FESTIVAL of HUMAN POWER 1984

      POLEGATE

      CHIGWELL

      METAL CHAINS CAN TWIST - OFFICIAL

Other ‘70’s planes

      BRIERLEY'S COMPETITION

      BIRDMEN

      WRIGHT

      MICRON

      TOUCAN

      Toucan II

      NIHON UNIVERSITY (continued)

      EGRET

      STORK

      STORK'S IMPROVEMENTS ON JUPITER

      RIGGING

      IBIS

      DRAGONFLY

      LONGITUDINAL TRIM

      AVIETTE

      BURD

      WING RIBS

      OLYMPIAN ZB 1

      ICARUS

      BLIESNER SERIES

      SUMMARY of BLIESNER AIRPLANES 3 to 7

      PHILIPS

      VERSTRAETE/MASSCHELIN Bros

      NEWBURY MANFLIER

The Gossamers and other planes

      GOSSAMER CONDOR

      PASADENA VERSION

      MOJAVE VERSION

      SHAFTER VERSION

      WASHOUT

      KREMER CROSS CHANNEL COMPETITION

      GOSSAMER ALBATROSS

       

Early 80’s

    CHRYSALIS

    MiLan

    PHOENIX

    KREMER FIGURE-EIGHT COMPETITION ( continued )

    HVS

    ADJUSTMENTS

    COMPETITIONS

    PELARGOS 2

    MUSCULAIR I

The Kremer World Speed Competition

      AIMS

      SETTING-UP

      RESPONSE

      THE RACE

        4 MAY 1983

        5 MAY 1983

        27 MAY 1983

        28 MAY 1983

        MAY 1983

        14 JUNE 1983

        27 JUNE 1983

        10 JULY 1983

        4 AUGUST 1983

        14 AUGUST 1983

        20 AUGUST 1983

        23 SEPTEMBER 1983

        25 SEPTEMBER 1983

        13 OCTOBER 1983

        15 OCTOBER 1983

        23 NOVEMBER 1983

        DECEMBER 1983

        JANUARY 1984

        FEBRUARY 1984

        29 FEBRUARY 1984

        4 APRIL 1984

        APRIL 1984

        3 MAY 1984

        5 MAY 1984

        6 MAY 198

        7 MAY 1984

        11 MAY 1984

        JUNE 1984

        19 JUNE 1984

        JULY 1984

        18 JULY 1984

        3 AUG 1984

        AUG 1984

        21 AUGUST 1984

        NOVEMBER 1984

        2 DECEMBER 1984

        FEBRUARY 1985

        1985

        AUGUST 1985

        1 OCTOBER 1985

        2 OCTOBER 1985

        1986

      SPEED COMPETITION SUMMARY OF RESULTS

      BATTERIES

      REPORTS

      FUTURE

      MONARCH A & B

      BIONIC BAT/GOSSAMER SWIFT

      FLIGHT ENVELOPE

      WING AERODYNAMICS

      EFFECT OF MOTOR ASSISTANCE

      MUSCULAIR 1  (continued)

      PASSENGER FLIGHT

      MUSCULAIR II

      WING

      MAN-EAGLE

      STORAGE SYSTEM

      PERFORMANCE

      MAN-EAGLE VARIANTS

      RAVEN

      SWIFT series

      NEW ZEALAND

      FROST EMMETT HPA  197? -1979   and  1984

      UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND 1984

      PROPELLER DESIGN

      NZHPFG "ROYAL SPOONBILL" HPA 1983 to 1987

      DON WALTHER 1982 to 1987

      VERTIGO

The Daedalus Project

      PRELIMINARY ANALYSES May 1984 to April 1985

      PHASE 1 April 1985 to April 1986 Feasibility Study

        STANDARD FOR MEASURING POWER REQUIREMENT

      PHASE 2 April 1986 to April 1987

        Michelob Light Eagle

        NEW AEROFOIL

        WING PROFILE

        PILOTS     SELECTION, TRAINING & TESTING

        DRINK

        JANUARY 1987 TEST FLIGHTS

        LAMINAR FLOW

        ATHLETIC LIMITS

        REQUIRED POWER

        AUTO-PILOT

      PHASE 3 April 1987 to April 1988

        DAEDALUS

        AERO-ELASTICITY FLIGHT TESTS

        THE CROSSING 23rd April 1988

        RESULTS

Up to date

      VELAIR

      VELAIR 89

      DA VINCI3 HELICOPTER

      CYCLAIR - A PROPOSED DESIGN

      CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND

      LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND

      ORNITHOPTER

      AIRGLOW

      The Schools Competition

Table of types

Glossary

Bibiography

References

Rough estimate power calculator

Index

[index] [Contents] [Foreword] [Acknowledgement] [Introduction] [Before 1939] [1950's revival] [True fllights] [Jupiter] [Jupiter (cont)] [Other '70's planes] [The Gossamers] [Early 80's] [Kremer Speed] [Other '80's planes] [Daedalus] [Velair etc.] [Icarus cup] [Tables] [Links]