|The Gossamer Condor now in the Smithsonian. www.wikipedia.org - click to enlarge|
Two years later improvements made it possible to fly across the English Channel to win another Kremer Prize.
The 30 foot long craft has a wingspan of 96 feet. Made of aluminum spars covered with a light weight plastic material, with a crew of one. A flying bicycle might be an apt description. It's quite a rig, we up here in Maine would say.
|In flight. http://claesjohnsonmathscience.wordpress.com - click to enlarge|