Search found 9 matches

by sobrien
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 19423

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

I noticed the flimsy look of the horizontal stabilizer. The ailerons don't look so sturdy either. The Howard Gill that built this is the same that wrote the "How to build a new Curtiss type" in the Magazine "Aero" in Dec. 1910. I didn't know that until I read "Orville's Avia...
by sobrien
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 19423

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

According to the book "Orville's Aviators" in the chapter on Howard Gill, the original Gill-Dosh airplane was sold to and flown by Thomas Benoist. I Googled Thomas Benoist and found this picture that is supposed to be him flying the Gill-Dosh. It does appear that it could be. The ailerons ...
by sobrien
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation book?
Replies: 4
Views: 8765

Re: Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation book?

Oh well, I've already ordered the Lieberg book for 28¢ from Amazon. I don't read French but am pretty read up on the Reims meet. Which books in the reference section have the best photographic records of the planes?

Thanks,

Sean
by sobrien
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation book?
Replies: 4
Views: 8765

Re: Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation book?

I posted too soon. I found one english language book which I've ordered, and a few french books that look like they'd be worth it for the photographs. I'll let you know.

Sean
by sobrien
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation book?
Replies: 4
Views: 8765

Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation book?

Are or were there any books about the Reims 1909 Grande Semaine D'Aviation? I've got 2 on the 1910 Los Angeles air meet and one on the history of the Gordon Bennet trophy, but have never seen one on the first international air meet. I find that incredible that one of the biggest moments in the histo...
by sobrien
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 19423

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

I never noticed the number on the rudder of the Hamilton plane. Good eyes.

Sean
by sobrien
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Glenn Curtiss' 1909 Reims machine: Golden after all!
Replies: 1
Views: 6893

Re: Glenn Curtiss' 1909 Reims machine: Golden after all!

Most of the Curtiss pushers were covered in Baldwin Rubberized balloon cloth and later maybe Goodyear cloth, usually yellow or brown. Casey's book is a good book but it does get some things wrong. Anyone interested in the Curtiss pushers should look for the series articles by David Holcombe in WW1 A...
by sobrien
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 19423

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

There are several pictures of the Rheims Racer in the book I mentioned. As far as numbering, I have seen pictures of Willard's plane with 9 and 1. These pictures may or may not be from the same meet. I am discovering that there is a lot of mislabeling of photos from the pioneer era. Many Curtiss cop...
by sobrien
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 19423

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

Hello Anders, Do you have this book? http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r249/sobrien_album/51kKBAgt1fL_SY346_PJlook-inside-v2TopRight10_SH20__zps63be9986.jpg [/URL] It has several good pictures of Curtiss machines as well as a few mislabeled pictures that I believe are the Gill-Dosh aeroplane. The f...

Go to advanced search