Francis Rogallo dies age 97

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Francis Rogallo dies age 97

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Francis Rogallo dies age 97
inventor of the first flex wing, Francis Rogallo began so much recreational flying:
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 4619.story

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ROGALLO did all the development of a brilliant idea to the benefit of thousands of real pilots, But a friend pointed me to a photo from 1904,
The photo shows Monsieur LAVEZZARI at the sand dunes at Berck-sur Mer on the north French coast. He is flying a rogallo style hang glider. It has a double split keel,double(bowed) cross tubes and a pair of leading edges with typical early rogallo nose angle less than 90 degrees. The aerodynamic shape of the sail is typically early rogallo.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... glider.jpg

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