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  Archive Reference: RAES/PIL/DRAW/1/12


A one and a half inch to one foot scale drawing of the crossbar for his 300 foot glider. This is similar to a crossbar on a drawing of the Hawk in the RAeS collection, though it also looks similar to a crossbar used for the Gull in 1896.



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  Percy Pilcher: Drawings (1895-1899)


Influenced by the pioneering glider designs of Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896), Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866-1899)┬ádeveloped his own series of glider designs in Glasgow from 1893. In 1896 Pilcher's "Gull" and "Hawk" gliders were produced, and Pilcher learnt the art of controlling his machine in the air…

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