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Aviation History As long ago as 1884 a machine weighing 8000 pounds demonstrated its power both to lift itself from the ground and to maintain a speed of from 30 to 40 miles per hour but failed of success owing to the inability to balance and steer it properly Engineers have until recent years fought shy of anything relating to aerial navigation Those who ventured in studying was satified knowing the greatest obstacle in the way was the lack of a motor sufficiently light to sustain its weight and that of an aeroplane upon the air Fifteen years later the lightest steam motor was the marine engine weighing 60 pounds to the horsepower During the past fifteen years a great change has taken place Steam motors have been produced weighing only 10 pounds per horsepower and gas engines have been lightened down to 12 12 to 15 pounds per horsepower By that time their was an idea that man could someday fly through the air although before they were able to figure out how they had to figure out safety stablility which was a very important problem to solve The difficulties which obstruct the pathway to success in flying-machine construction are of three general classes 1 Those which relate to the construction of the sustaining wings 2 Those which relate to the generation and application of the power required to drive
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