WITH typical Teutonic thoroughness the article which we publish in translation form from Luftwissen this month, contains as complete data as is probably possible on the evolution of the tricycle undercarriage, with particular reference to its development in the United States. Great credit is due to Mr. Weick for his vision in foreseeing the advantages of this old but long‐disused form of undercarriage. It is true that he was in his inception chiefly concerned with the improvement of landing conditions for the inexperienced amateur pilot and can scarcely have envisaged the potentialities—and how the small ball he started would increase in size and the distance to which it would roll.
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