(The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed) [E–pub] ☆ John McPhee


  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 05 May 2020
  • 9780374516352

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download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed review ´ The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee E chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenito. AEREON is an aircraft manufacturer specializing in uniue hybrid airships It was founded in Princeton New Jersey in 1959 and produced many models and prototypes up to 1971 The AEREON 26 and 7 are highlighted here Each was an experimental aircraft developed to investigate lifting body design with a view to using its shape to create hybrid designs part airship part conventional aircraft It was powered by a piston engine driving a pusher propeller and generated lift through the aerodynamics of its lozenge shaped fuselage without wings Although results of flight tests conducted in 1971 were promising funding for larger and semi buoyant aircraft was not forthcoming at the time largely the result of some mysterious brakes put on by the SEC The Hindenburg exploded in part because a US embargo on exporting helium to Nazi Germany forced them to use the dangerous hydrogen This put a chilling effect on lighter than error craft However those 13 passengers that unfortunately died then were the sum total of all airship passenger deaths These craft reuire a resource helium largely located in the US and take a small percentage of fuel to move forward compared to heavier than air planes let along large ships Green fueled by the USA and safe do I have something here this country could get behind The Lost Lupin results of flight tests conducted in 1971 were promising funding for larger and semi buoyant aircraft was not forthcoming at the time largely the Chrysanthemum result of some mysterious brakes put on by the SEC The Hindenburg exploded in part because a US embargo on exporting helium to Nazi Germany forced them to use the dangerous hydrogen This put a chilling effect on lighter than error craft However those 13 passengers that unfortunately died then were the sum total of all airship passenger deaths These craft After the Falls reuire a Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam resource helium largely located in the US and take a small percentage of fuel to move forward compared to heavier than air planes let along large ships Green fueled by the USA and safe do I have something here this country could get behind

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The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed review ´ The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee Plane and the rigid airship huge wingless moving slowly through the lower sky John McPhe. A brief but brilliant book about some aeronautical innovators whose brilliant idea didn t uite work McPhee is a master at creating compelling non fiction stories

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download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed review ´ The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft a hybrid of the. I m not sure that a reader without a modicum of technical knowledge concerning aviation a working vocabulary of aeronautics and an understanding of the rudiments of flying would enjoy this as much as I did My father is a retired aeronautical engineer a lifelong model airplane designerbuilderracer a private pilot and the the one who taught me my first word airplane and I ve been flying in and fascinated by small planes my whole life with one flight lesson to my credit as well so I am predisposed to enjoy this account of the rise and fall of the idea of a radical experimental flying machine sans wings the Aereon 26But even a reader with just the barest interest in the subject matter treated upon here should be able to find something to their liking within these pages McPhee uses words in most delightful ways as always His characterizations of the principles are particularly good in Deltoid I found it really interesting that the whole Aereon endeavor was conceived of and shepherded by a series of devout Presbyterians who saw the development of a viable dirigible freight industry as right livelihood in the service of their self imposed Christian missions They envisioned 100meter LTA shipping vessels carrying massive uantities of supplies and euipment on missionary expeditions across the globe Both Monroe Drew and William Miller the founder and subseuent president respectively were ordained Presbyterian ministers each of whom saw their work as sacred duty a vocation combining religion and aviation ordained by God Not my cup of tea to be sure but it made me wonder how many other scions and wanna be scions of industry see their businesses as being in service of and sanctioned by their GodThe one big disappointment of the book after 140 pages of aeronautical theological and psychological minutia was the wrap up McPhee used literally 12 of 1 paragraph to end the story of the would be wingless aircraft That was very disappointingNevertheless a uick entertaining and interesting read I think anyone interested in a little known backwater of aviation history would enjoy it particularly if you don t mind a fair bit of technical jargon and a goodly chunk of Christian mumbling as would fans of McPhee s inimitable proseI found the religiosity of the principles to be irritating in the whole and apparently I m not the only one not everyone at the Aereon Corporation saw prayers at business meetings and other trappings of their pious proselytizing partners as beyond the pale Interestingly and not surprisingly it looks from a uick perusal of the Aereon Corp website that the technology they were developing in the 1950s 70s the subject of this book is not being utilized in the humanitarian way intended by the early corporate visionaries but has instead been turned to a military application Sigh


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