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"Only the Wing: Reimar Horten's Epic Quest..."

Firebee

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I've been interested in the Horten (and all other flying wings) for a long while. This upcoming book about the Horten wings looks as if it may be very interesting.

From the publisher:

"In the late 1920s, Reimar Horton started experimenting with flying models equipped with fuselages, stabilizers, rudders, and elevators, but his life's work involved systematically removing these components from the models until he could achieve flight with only the wing. Not only were the pure wings more difficult to design with the stability and control needed to fly, they were harder to place in practical roles not already filled by conventional aircraft operating for less support and operational costs. Always seeking to increase performance and efficiency, Reimar adopted a multi-disciplinary approach after flying his first piloted wing in 1933, eventually breaking new ground in cockpit design and construction materials. His most important innovation was the unique pattern he developed to distribute the lift over his wings, the result of his efforts to refine the aerodynamic control of all-wing aircraft, often while working alone and in difficult circumstances. Two days after he passed away in 1993, the Royal Aeronautical Society awarded Reimar Horten the British Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Aeronautics.

About the Author
Russell E. Lee is curator in the Aeronautics Division at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum."

$39.95 Cloth 1-9356230-3-6 / 978-1-9356230-3-8 April 28, 2011



Publisher website:

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Welcome Firebee and thank you very much for Russell Lee's book info.
 

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Table of Contents for
Only the Wing: Reimar Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-Wing Aircraft

Introduction

Chapter 1. From Flying Models to Piloting a Wing

Chapter 2. Freedom of Flight

Chapter 3. Competition Wings

Chapter 4. Jet Wings

Chapter 5. End and Beginning

Chapter 6. Winglets and More Wings

Appendix 1. Horten Aircraft Type Data

Appendix 2. Horten Aircraft Performance Characteristics

Appendix 3. Horten Aircraft Airframe Data

Notes

Glossary

References

Index
 

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The original hardcover book is now out of print and a used copy is extremely expensive, but it seems there is a new paperback reprint:

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Available as of september 1st (if you believe that) for 25 dollar or 23 euro or 19 pounds:


Reviews of the original book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/product-revi...dpproductdetail_text?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
 

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I wonder what new information this book might contain. The book Nurflügel by Reimar Horten and Peter F. Selinger is quite comprehensive. The text is in German and English.
 

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Just to be clear:
This book is a paperback reprint of Russell E. Lee's 2012 book "Only the Wing ......" with the same text. only a new Introduction.
I never saw the original book so I can't comment on its contents.

It is a different book than the Nurflügel book of Horten & Selinger.
 

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