This was a master-stroke, and made a great impression on old Max. Not that the latter even now was at all dazzled by the prospect of having the head-master of Dorrington School for his son-in-law. But Miss Chubb's allusion did suffice to show him that the world would consider Diamond to be a triumphantly successful man in comparison with Errington. Louis Paulhan, who had just arrived with his Farman machine, immediately got it unpacked and put together in order to be ready to make his attempt for the prize as soon as the weather conditions should admit. At 5.31 p.m., on April 27th, he went up from Hendon and had travelled 50 miles when Grahame White, informed of his rival鈥檚 start, set out to overtake him. Before nightfall Paulhan landed at Lichfield, 117 miles from London, while Grahame White had to come down at Roden, only 60 miles out. The English aviator鈥檚 chance219 was not so small as it seemed, for, as Latham had found in his cross-Channel attempts, engine failure was more the rule than the exception, and a very little thing might reverse the relative positions. Oh, that's more than you and I know. Best say nothing. How can we judge? Poor soul! Well, I always did feel sorry for her, and that I'll say. Though, mind you, I'm sorry for him too. But there's some folks as can't stroke the dog without kicking the cat. Who is that? I would judge so, from what you say, returned Oliver thoughtfully. Yet his conclusions on this point were not altogether negative, for as early as 1810 he stated that he could construct a balloon which could travel with passengers at 20 miles an hour鈥攈e was one of the first to consider the possibilities of applying power to a balloon. Nearly thirty years later鈥攊n 1837鈥攈e made the first attempt at establishing an aeronautical society, but at that time the power-driven plane was regarded by the great majority as an absurd dream of more or less mad inventors, while ballooning ranked on about the same45 level as tight-rope walking, being considered an adjunct to fairs and f锚tes, more a pastime than a study. 亚洲高清自有码中文字 无码中文字幕在线播放2 在线不卡日本v二区 And what then? Has past! another weary weary day, Meanwhile the Government balloon factory at Farnborough began airship construction in 1907; Colonel Capper, R.E., and S. F. Cody were jointly concerned in the production of a semi-rigid. Fifteen thicknesses of goldbeaters鈥?skin鈥攁bout the most expensive covering obtainable鈥攚ere used for the envelope, which was 25 feet in diameter. A slight shower of rain in which the airship was caught led to its wreckage, owing to the absorbent quality of the goldbeaters鈥?skin, whereupon Capper and Cody set to work to reproduce the airship and its defects on a larger scale. The first had been named 鈥楴ulli Secundus鈥?and the second was named 鈥楴ulli Secundus II.鈥?Punch very appropriately suggested that the first vessel ought to have been named 鈥楴ulli Primus,鈥?while a possible third should be christened 鈥楴ulli Tertius.鈥?鈥楴ulli Secundus II.鈥?was fitted with a 100 horse-power engine and had an envelope of 42 feet in diameter, the goldbeaters鈥?skin being covered in fabric and the car being suspended by four bands which encircled the balloon envelope. In October of 1907, 鈥楴ulli Secundus II.鈥?made a trial flight from Farnborough to London and was anchored at the Crystal Palace. The wind sprung up and took the361 vessel away from its mooring ropes, wrecking it after the one flight. The gliders were found so stable, more especially the biplane form, that in the end Chanute permitted amateurs to make trials under guidance, and throughout the whole series of experiments not a single accident occurred. Chanute came to the conclusion that any young, quick, and handy man could master a gliding machine almost as soon as he could get the hang of a114 bicycle, although the penalty for any mistake would be much more severe. So the young cub is showing his claws, is he? he said to himself. "I fancy he will find it harder to punish me than he supposes. Where will he get the power? Money is power, and I have the money." "Yes," he continued, his sallow face lighting up with exultation, "I have played boldly for it, and it is mine! Who shall dispute my claim? My wife is in a mad-house, and likely to remain there, and now Oliver is disposed of. I wish he would go to sea, and never be heard of again. But at any rate I am pretty safe so far as he is concerned."