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Howard,

That's me and my grandson! (I guess this makes me the
oldest person on the listserver.) I was wondering when
someone would notice!

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cliff/1/1.jpg

Cliff

--- Tripp Howard <tripphoward(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
> OK Cliff, I have to ask.  Whose the guy on the left
> in the first picture wearing the "pre-1914" t-shirt,
> blue-jeans and sneakers (and holding the little
> boy)?
>  
> Tripp Howard, P.E.
> 
> Clifford Schwinger <clifford234(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> No, I'm not talking about FLW. In my opinion the
> Wright brothers (Wilbur and Orville) were two of the
> greatest minds of the twentieth century. I find much
> more beauty looking at any pre-1914 Wright aircraft
> than I do looking at any FLW design - probably
> because
> Wright aircraft feature an exposed structure! These
> guys had no college education and no formal training
> as engineers - yet they possessed knowledge of
> structures, mechanics and physics that was probably
> on
> par with that of any formally trained engineer of
> the
> day.
> 
> Their aircraft were amazing structures. Efficiency
> of
> structural design was of utmost importance - there
> was
> no room for "heavying up" the design "just to be
> safe".
> 
> If you want to see a beautiful structure, take a
> look
> at some photos of old Wright brothers aircraft.
> 
> Here are a couple:
> 
> Wright glider:
> 
> http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cliff/1/1.jpg
> 
> Wright Model "B":
> 
>
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cliff/wrightplane/wright5c.jpg
> 
> Cliff Schwinger


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