Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wings and rubber bands.

Alphonse Penaud made the first one in  1871
Lawrence Hargrave experimented with them in 1889
Octave Chanute wrote a book including them in  1895

Today it's an international competition involving people who devote a great deal of time and effort to making them. There is a documentary in progress.

Float Documentary Trailer from Phil Kibbe on Vimeo.