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Gallaudet Airplane Corp

 

 

The Gallaudet Kite of 1898 was built by Edson Fessenden Gallaudet, an engineer (PhD) and then working as a physics instructor at Yale, this hydro-bike kite was built to test wing-warping controlled by a system of gears and rods. Its wingspan was 11 and ½ feet, its length just over eight feet.
 
 
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The original is currently on display at the Early Flight Gallery in the National Air and Space Museum.

 

 

1908: (Edson) Gallaudet Engr Co Inc, Norwich CT., USA
 
One of the most unusual designs in the Navy inventory was the Gallaudet D-series, produced by the Gallaudet Engineering Company, Norwich, Conn. A twin-engine biplane seaplane built for U.S. Navy featured a four-bladed pusher propeller which revolved around the fuselage behind the wings. Following delivery of the D-1 in January 1917, the firm reorganized as Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation, and moved to Greenwich, Rhode Island. Later built 5-seat biplane tourer, the Liberty Tourist, and rebuilt 25 DH-4s for U.S. Army. Company dissolved 1923 and factory acquired by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


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