Santos-Dumont 14bis: Jackass Power.


The so-so tests of the the 14/14bis airship/aircraft combo left Santos still not quite sure of himself about the controls and handling of his 14bis. Always empirical Santos designed then this device; a sort of zip-line or aerial ropeslide for aircrafts. Funnily the aircraft was pulled up to the higher side of the wire thanks to this charming donkey.



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