Otto Lilienthal 1st Monoplane: Der Vogelmann.

Otto Lilienthal 1st Monoplane: Der Vogelmann

Lilienthal designed and built 18 different hang-gliders; monoplanes mainly, but also biplanes.Lilienthal was the first consistenly successful flyer with around 2,000 flights,even if their duration was short. He was also a kind observer who put in paper with mathematical and engineer mind all he was doing……he’s a capital figure in aviation,nothing could have been the same without him.

The simplicity and boldness of his gliders appears clearly in this superbe photo of his very first monoplane (1891)


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