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The Boy's Book of New Inventions

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Author: Harry E. Maule
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,765 / 284 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
Downloads: 706
Added to site: 2014.07.09
mnybks.net#: 31627
Genre: Non-fiction
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who, besides the inventors, were present it undoubtedly was almost beyond belief.

The brothers had installed a specially constructed gasoline engine in their glider, and after thoroughly testing it they carried the machine out on to a level stretch of sand, turned it so that it would face the wind, and while the life savers held it in place the brothers went over every wire and stay. They felt perfectly confident that the machine would fly, but they made no predictions, and in fact spoke but few words between themselves or to the five men gathered about the aeroplane. The machine was not the smoothly finished one we know to-day as the Wright biplane. The operator lay flat on his face on the lower plane, the elevating rudder composed of two smaller planes stuck out in front, instead of behind, and there were several other important differences in design, but in principle it was the same machine that has carried the fame of the American inventors around the world.

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