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This article from the Topeka Capital discusses Albin K. Longren's early interest in aviation and his development of a balanced lateral control that facilitated greater stability and control while in flight, allowing pilots to have a much easier time turning their airplane. In addition, the piece addresses the construction of Longren's tractor bi-plane that was being built for the Kansas National Guard aeroplane section commanded by Captain Phil Ballard. Finally, the article mentions Longren's efforts to build a sizeable factory capable of producing a large number of airplanes for both civilian and military use.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: May 14, 1916

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This article helps students understand the type of work A.K. Longren performed early in his career and its impact on the development of aviation technology. In addition, the picture of Longren's airplane helps students to see how basic the airplane technology of the World War I-era actually was. Finally, the article contains excellent information on early airplane construction techniques which helps the student understand how early aircraft were put together.

KS: 7th: 4.2.A. significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry

Item Number: 213294
Call Number: K 629.13 Aviation Clippings, Vol. 1, 1909-1930
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213294

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