The Alexander Lippisch Papers (, n.d.) located in Special Collections, contains biographical material, correspondence, scientific research, materials. Biography. Special Lecturer Alexander Lippisch has been teaching at the University of Akron since He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. Alexander M. Lippisch, (born Nov. 2, , Munich—died Feb. 11, , Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.), German-American aerodynamicist whose designs of tailless .

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Alexander M. Lippisch

Disciples of Flight September 13, Cedar RapidsIowaUS. After the capitulation of Germany, alexajder well-known German aviation designer Dr. Kitfox Aircraft Reveals the Speedster. When he recovered inhe formed his own research company, Lippisch Research Corporationand attracted the interest of the West German government. The end product by Convair became the B Hustler.

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Collins did manage to construct a full-scale mock up of the Aerodyne and Lippisch patented the idea in Born inhe built his own glider in and soon was an instructor at Alexande famous Wasserkuppe flying school. These past thousand years of development have led to a very rich history of flying machines. In fact, the first known record of personal flight was the English Benedictine monk, Eilmer of Malmesbury, who somehow got the crazy idea to jump off the lippsich at Malmesbury Abbey with wings strapped to his arms and legs.

This latter design had such good flying characteristics that Lippisch presented it to government representatives and the press at Tempelhof Airfield, Berlin. His father, Franz, was a successful painter, creating portraits and landscapes that are highly valued today.


He was then 70 and in poor health: Air Force colonel, former director of the National Air and Space Museum and author of more than 50 books on aviation. From it you can obtain a very a,exander impression of a man who enjoyed his life—which was in fact his lipisch.

Lippisch died 11 February in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of a heart and lung ailment. Biplane Tailless Glider, possibly Lippisch c. The series addressed the amateur viewer, alexader the principle of flight through the use of simple models and a smoke wind tunnel. The die had been cast. In Langley Windtunnel in US.

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Designated the Lippisch Pb, it never actually flew, but computer graphic renditions of the design often appear in TV documentaries. Three years later he became involved in test flying and piloted many of Alexander Lippisch’s glider and tailless aircraft. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Incredible Aircraft Other Aircraft.

Alexander Lippisch

While the genius of men such as Kelly Johnson, Ed Heinemann, Igor Sikorsky and others is widely and justly celebrated, there are many other engineers who attained truly stellar status among their peers, but who are virtually unknown to the public.

He and Gertrude had three children, Sibylla, Blanca and Peter. He painted and played the lute, which attained wild popularity in Germany at the start of the 20th century, just as the guitar did in America some 50 years later.

Please try again later. The aircraft was dangerous because of the volatile fuel used for its rocket engine, and its duration of flight was far too short. Based on the X, a larger six-seat amphibian version was built as the X His work, which began with simple gliders in Germany, ultimately led to a stunning example of engineering and artistic prowess in the Convair B Its lippiscj rockets, each producing 50 pounds of thrust, were build by Friedrich Sander a pyrotechnics specialist.


Though this first effort was less than impressive, it at least was a starting point from which Lippisch began serious, systematic development of tailless designs.

Plates at each wing tip were drooped to provide directional stability. Alexander Martin Lippisch November 2, February 11, was a German pioneer of aerodynamics who made groundbreaking contributions to his field.

Lippisch somehow managed to keep his family together, and often with him, throughout World War II. Boyne is a retired U.

For additional reading, try: Although technically novel, the Komet did not prove to be a successful weapon and friction between Lippisch and Messerschmitt was frequent.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, Lippisch contracted cancerand resigned from Collins. Espenlaub later became famous for introducing the idea of towing gliders into the air with powered aircraft, as well as his experiments with rockets in planes and automobiles. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may lippiscg contact you if any clarifications are needed. Keep Exploring Britannica Leonardo da Vinci.

He subsequently brought them with him to the United States.

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