Ornithopter and inventor George R. White at Saint Augustine

Ornithopter and inventor George R. White at Saint Augustine


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  • PR00456

Year

  • 1927

Date Note

  • Photographed September 21, 1927.

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General Note

  • The ornithopter was a wing-flapping, foot-propelled flying machine made by George R. White, a former flying instructor from Stoney Brook, Long Island, New York. The frame weighed 118 pounds, the wingspan was 29.5 feet, and it was 8 feet in length. It was made of chrome molybdenum covered with a non-inflammable transparent celluloid fabric.
  • Trial flights were conducted on the beach at St. Augustine.
  • White hoped to attain a speed of 40 miles per hour.
  • It crashed on a test flight, but it was later improved.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photograph - b&w - 10 x 8 in.in.

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Ornithopter and inventor George R. White at Saint Augustine. 1927. Black & white photograph, 10 x 8 in.in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/441>, accessed 30 April 2016.

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Ornithopter and inventor George R. White at Saint Augustine. 1927. Black & white photograph. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Apr. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/441>.

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