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Kitchen-Lee-Richards annular glider
Kitchen-Lee-Richards - annular glider - 1912 -
A rear view of the full-size semi-biplane in the Westmorland Hills, 1912.
Early launching experiments using a knife-edge track were not successful. The glider is here seen in its second form.
Two views depicting a launch of the third variant of the semi-biplane, using the successful weight and derrick system.
In this view, captioned "First crash of No 3”, quite a number of additional struts are visible when compared to the machine in its original form.
A shot of the glider in its third and final form, during a good glide after a launch near Ingleborough Dell, Westmorland, towards the end of 1912.
The two moulded papier mache models tested in the Lancaster drill hall in 1911. Left, the Kitchen-type model with arched leading edges and dihedral tail, right, the less eccentric wing proposed by Richards.
Testing the final, silk-covered "semi-biplane” model in 1911.