June 15, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2733

Post Type: Article

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Artist or Author: Hugh D. Wise

Creation Year: 1896


A champion of pre motorized flight, this article details the importance of the kite in the design of the airplane. Using his personal research on previous kite cultures, he combines this appreciation and personal experimentation of kite/glider flight to Hargrave and beyond.

A forward by General William Mitchell, former Assistant Chief to the Army Air Corps brings to light how original though is applied to the development of the greatest military power in the world.

This article ran in American Scientific, 1/7 CW 782000 ...805
Aloft on a Kite String, the kite experiments of Hugh Wise...849
New York Times, January 22, 1897.

Geographic: United States

Kite Type: Bowed, BoxCellular, Flat

Materials: Cotton, Dowel

Significance: Historical, Scientific