Freie Energie/Perpetuum Mobile30.09.2019 um 10:54
Da Turtur im Zusammenhang mit den Gebrüdern Wright auch wieder den Unsinn über angebliche Unterdrückung in der Presse erzählt: Motorflug war bereits Jahre vor dem Erstflug der Gebrüder Wright ein Thema, das regelmässig und ganz selbstverständlich in der Presse diskutiert wurde. Hier z.B. ein Ausschnitt aus einem Scientific-American-Artikel von 1901 (also 2 Jahre vor dem Erstflug der Gebrüder Wright):
A NEW FLYING MACHINEA novel flying machine has just been completed by Mr. Gustave Whitehead, of Bridgeport, Conn., and is now ready for the preliminary trials. Several experiments have been made, but as yet no free flights have been attempted. The machine is built after the model of a bird or bat. The body is 16 feet long and measures 2.5 feet at its greatest width and is 3 feet deep. It is well stayed with wooden ribs and braced with steel wires and covered with canvas which is tightly stretched over the frame. Four wheels, each one foot in diameter, support it while it stands on the ground. The front wheels are connected to a 10 horse power engine to get up speed on the ground, and the rear wheels are mounted like casters so that they can be steered by the aeronaut. [...]
In front of the wings and across the body is a double compound engine of 20 horse power, which drives a pair of propellers in opposite directions, the idea being to run the machine on the ground by means of the lower engine until it has the necessary speed to rise from the ground. Then the upper engine actuates the propellers so as to cause the machine to progress through the air to make it rise on its aeroplanes.
(Scientific American am 08.06.1901)