Creator

Charles Lewis

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Item Identifier Number

MS204_07

Creation Date

1-1-1907

Collection

MS-204: Charles Lewis Collection

Description

One of the greats of French aviation, Gabriel Voisin built his first airplane for Ferber in 1907. It was based on their loose understanding of the Wright brother's design which they had not yet seen. Voisin and Ferber hadn't yet grasped the Wright's innovative system of lateral control through wing warping, hence the vertical "curtains" between the wings, designed to counter roll and give the aircraft the stability of a box kite. The result flew but was next to impossible to turn.

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives and Repository Services

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Postcard

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Keywords

MS204_06; Voisin, Gabriel, 1880-1973; Vertical curtains; Box kite; Wing warping

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