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  • Roger Poyner
    ... From: YouTube Service To: rogpoyn@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, February 1, 2009 1:25:41 PM Subject: rogpoyn sent you a video: The Besler
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      Subject: rogpoyn sent you a video: "The Besler Steam Plane"


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      rogpoyn has shared a video with you on YouTube:
      Interesting video. Looks like something that should be tried again. Roger

      The Besler Steam Plane
      A Travel Air 2000 biplane made the world's first piloted flight under steam power over Oakland, California, on 12 April 1933.
      The strangest feature of the flight was its relative silence; spectators on the ground could hear the pilot when he called to them from mid-air.
      The aircraft, piloted by William Besler, had been fitted with a two-cylinder, 150 hp reciprocating engine.
      An important contribution to its design was made by Nathan C. Price, a former Doble Steam Motors engineer.
      Price was working on high pressure compact engines for rail and road transport; the purpose of the flight was to obtain publicity
      for this work. Following its unexpectedly favourable reception Price went to Boeing and worked on various aviation projects, but Boeing
      dropped the idea of a steam aeroengine in 1936. Price later worked for Lockheed where his experience with developing
      compact burners for steam boilers helped to design Lockheed's first jet engine.
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      © 2009 YouTube, LLC




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    • Roger Poyner
      sorry the lutbe site didn t show.  If you go to utube and type in besler steam plane it will come up.  I remember reading about this plane years ago.  It is
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        sorry the lutbe site didn't show.  If you go to utube and type in besler steam plane it will come up.  I remember reading about this plane years ago.  It is an interesting concept.  Roger




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        Sent: Sunday, February 1, 2009 1:25:41 PM
        Subject: rogpoyn sent you a video: "The Besler Steam Plane"

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        rogpoyn has shared a video with you on YouTube:
        Interesting video. Looks like something that should be tried again. Roger

        The Besler Steam Plane
        A Travel Air 2000 biplane made the world's first piloted flight under steam power over Oakland, California, on 12 April 1933.
        The strangest feature of the flight was its relative silence; spectators on the ground could hear the pilot when he called to them from mid-air.
        The aircraft, piloted by William Besler, had been fitted with a two-cylinder, 150 hp reciprocating engine.
        An important contribution to its design was made by Nathan C. Price, a former Doble Steam Motors engineer.
        Price was working on high pressure compact engines for rail and road transport; the purpose of the flight was to obtain publicity
        for this work. Following its unexpectedly favourable reception Price went to Boeing and worked on various aviation projects, but Boeing
        dropped the idea of a steam aeroengine in 1936. Price later worked for Lockheed where his experience with developing
        compact burners for steam boilers helped to design Lockheed's first jet engine.
        The advantages of... more
        © 2009 YouTube, LLC

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