Mr. Kunzel thinks that the bird ship would be very serviceable in the event of war. It is 150 feet long and 50 feet in diameter. Above it is attached horizontally an egg-shaped balloon of the same dimensions, capable of holding 295,000 cubic feet of gas, which is manufactured from coal oil by an apparatus in the ship.
The ship is made of aluminum and Is enclosed. Mr. Kunzel says it will float in water and wheels attached to its bottom can be operated for traveling on land. He asserts it is capable of holding five men besides an extra weight of from 1,200 to 1,300 pounds. Its entire weight is 9,500 pounds. The cost of constructing it was $50,000.—New York Herald.
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THE FULTON COUNTY NEWS — SEPTEMBER 22, 1910
THE many accidents to aeroplanes have pointed to the fact that the safety problem will have to be attacked from entirely now lines, and at present the "Gyropter," the invention of Mr. Davidson is nearing comple-tion. This new flying machine has two Gyropters which secure absolute safety in balance, and the complete • machine will excel in speed the present systems of aviation. One was tried in America with a diameter of 27 feet to lift 3 tons at 65 revolutions per minute.