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Unformatted text preview: 9-10-10•Bombing from the air panicked ppl but wasn’t as bad as first thought finally discovered•First self propelled balloonoJules Henri Giffard•Thaddeus Lowe’s route•Still number one problem in airships today is ___oWhere your going to move ship to•Thaddeus LoweoAmerican Civil War and ran Union balloon efforts•Some balloons got shot down in war bc they were big targets for small armed artillery if in range•First aircraft carrier also launched a balloonoAttempt to lok into Hampton Rhodes and Norfolk area•Grant cut balloon effort short bc wasn’t cost affective•Used carrier pidgeons for first airmail/communiciation•Balloons in US ArmyoGreenleyoWere used and reinstated in Spanish-American war•1884 first successful air ships that could leave and land back in same place•Canadian ExperimentoSuper thin metal to make hull but couldn’t make it that thin and light to stand the pressure•Von ZeppelinoReally to zeppelins and airships to the next level•ReconnaissanceoArtillery spottingoBombing (extrememly limited prior to WWI)oMorale Booster/Mail/escapeoAir transport of suppliesoSlow shift toward self-propelled and steerable craft•Constantitnolple in 11th centuryo•Davincis helicopter designoScrew propeller in air has problems•Besnier design•Important DesignsoSir George CayleyStudied birds and copied cthe cambered wingHad one that launched as flight that prob could’ve held a personHad a boy carrier that launched a boy but don’t’know reaction...
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