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NEW The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed ñ John McPhee

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 08 September 2020
  • 9780374516352

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John McPhee ↠ 6 Free download Read ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John McPhee Free download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed E chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenito. In 1958 a Presbyterian minister from New Jersey had a vision of using dirigibles for missionary work in remote parts of the world transporting goods and people cheaply and efficiently The next year he and a retired naval aviator founded a company called AEREON honoring a 19th century American airship It built a trimaran airship the world s first rigid airship since the Zeppelins of the 1930s Unfortunately in 1966 during taxiing trials a gust of wind overturned the aircraft the pilots jumped and the airship was wrecked it never flew The company then had an idea of building a lifting body aircraft similar in shape to NASA s X 24 but huge and filled with helium which could lift a huge load like an airship but would be controllable like an airplane A helium less prototype did fly in 1971 but the funding for the big ship was not forthcoming When the company had spent well over a million 1960s dollars of investors money the SEC went after it suspecting it to be an investment scam masuerading as an aviation company and forbade it to issue any stock The SEC noted that the company failed to inform the investors properly that it was switching from a triple hull to a lifting body somehow the minister s religion did not compel him to do it Since then there have been a few attempts to build an airship where only part of the lift comes from a lighter than air gas and the rest comes from an airfoil but none achieved commercial success

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John McPhee ↠ 6 Free download Read ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John McPhee Free download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft a hybrid of the. I remember when years ago long before I retired a guy came into the library and wanted some really obscure information on Ferris Wheels I got to talking with him and over the years we became friends He had some kind of menial job working at KFC or something but he was absolutely obsessed with Ferris Wheels and knew just about everything you can imagine about their history and how they work He was thrilled when we managed to dig up the arcane material he soughtI ve always secretly admired people like that They have a singular driven purpose and interest that I lack I m interested in many many things but rarely obsessed with one item alone at that depth so I ve had a bazillion hobbiesI like John McPhee who so engagingly writes about these personalities We have William Miller a theology maven who has sunk all his money and time into the development of a bizarre little craft neither airship nor airplane John Kukon model builder extraodinaire who had won a ridiculous number of model plane speed records one using a fuel of his own design that was so powerful it broke the world speed record and couldn t be shut off the plane flew for six miles and how Aereon the company they built fell apart For whatever reason the obsession with airships resurfaces every few years Just read Popular Mechanics for a periodic revival of interest as a way to haul huge loads cheaply over undeveloped wilderness For Drew and Miller the interest was tinged with religious fervor but they sacrificed a great deal for their dreamWonderful story laced with history the story of Andrew Solomons parallels that in John Toland s The Great Dirigibles McPhee always manages to take something apparently mundane and turn it into a fascinating essay about people and their relationship to the world around them