Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fact of the Day: Longren Airplane

Less than a decade after the Wright Brothers, a man named Albin Longren built and flew his own airplane in Kansas. 

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  1. Wow. And he did it alone? Mr. Longren is impressive.

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  2. It takes guts to fly that. How fast would they have to peddle to become airborne? Did they still have to peddle in the air? Or did glide. Were there brakes? Nope, couldn't do it.

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  3. Impressive indeed, but I wouldn't want to fly in that thing.

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  4. Must have been quite thrilling back then!

    -Kati

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  5. And he never gets a mention in the history books. A shame.

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  6. And he never gets a mention in the history books. A shame.

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  7. Many were on the heels of the Wright Brothers.

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  8. That's cool, I love that picture too!

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