Who invented the hang glider?
Asked by cooldude, 10 Nov '08 02:11 pm
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The pioneer of this hang glider was a German named Otto Lilenthal. Alongwith his brother Gustave, he began experimenting in this direction in 1867 on the buoyancy and resistance of air. After a lot of experiments, he succeeded in 1891 in making his first man-carrying craft with which he could take off by running downhill into the wind. He made many flights between 1893 and 1896.Answered by Manisha Mehra, 10 Nov '08 02:12 pm
The pioneer of this hang glider was a German named Otto Lilenthal. Alongwith his brother GustaveAnswered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 10 Nov '08 02:16 pm
Early forms of gliding had existed in China perhaps by the 4th century AD according to the writing of the Daoist Ge Hong, and certainly by the time of Emperor Wenxuan of Northern Qi (r. 550559 AD) who used men sentenced to death as test pilots for his man-flying kites launched from a towerAnswered by Bedard Duniya, 10 Nov '08 02:13 pm