|The Ochoa Plane
Ochoas Adjustable Wrench
Pen and Pencil Clip
|Ochoa's machine is made of a framework of steel spring and steel tubing which he has contrived to put together in such a manner that it can be folded by working a lever. Over the framework is stretched a canvas covering. The plane is about twenty-six feet wide and the machine measures from front to back only six feet. The rear rudder is similar to a bird's tail.|
| The whole arrangement
is mounted upon two bicycle frames whose wheels form the
groundwork of the aeroplane. Between the bicycle frames,
the inventor has mounted a six-horse power motor, below
which he has placed a seat for the operator. The whole
machine weighs about 250 pounds.
The inventor has been working upon this aeroplane more than twenty years, and during that time has succeeded in putting together several machines that operated successfully for short distances. The first fruit of his labors was a marvelously accurate reproduction of a bird with six wings. With this he believed he had solved the problem of aerial flight. His earliest models, propelled by clockwork, flew with remarkable stability.
During the past eight or ten years he has been engaged in building a reproduction of this bird machine, the body of which is shaped like a large bird, and is constructed completely of sheets of aluminum with a sextet of wings.
The motive power repels two tons of weight. In applying the magnet as motive power he proceeds on the theory that they will cause the tremendous wings to move with a bird-like motion.
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[ Inventor and Revolutionary Victor Ochoa ]
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