[Coco] [Color Computer] Burt Rutan

KnudsenMJ at aol.com KnudsenMJ at aol.com
Thu Jun 24 11:43:14 EDT 2004

In a message dated 6/23/04 11:29:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
neilsmorr at hotpop.com writes:

> And (4) Richard Pearse in New Zealand.

Say Neil, you have any specifics?  How close did he come?  What sort of 
technology was he using (biplane/monoplane, propeller shape, etc.?)

Oh yes, Hiram Percy Maxim tried to build a large plane with a steam engine.

Plenty more people were working the problem, as evidenced by the rapid 
explosion of improved airplane designs in Brazil, England, and notably France, 
shortly after the Wright Brothers flew.  --Mike K.

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