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[[bold]] The Aeronautic Society of New York [[/bold]]

had its horizontal rudder trussed to rigidity instead of being flexible as in the first. Two propellers were used instead of three. A new vertical rudder was devised, and the machine was made to run on skids instead of wheels, so that it could be launched from the catapult. Determined not to disappoint again if he could help it, Mr. Shneider made his first trial

[[photo]] man on bicycle with propeller attached to the back [[/photo]]

[[bold caption]] Prof. Pickering's Wind Wagon [[/bold caption]]

with this apparatus early one morning. He was launched into the air from the catapult at about 30 miles an hour, and landed about 170 yards from the end of the monorail. His engine had stopped. Whether he actually flew any of the 170 yards he has left an open

[[photo]] plan in someone's front yard [[/photo]]

[[bold caption]] F. E. Shneider's First Machine [[/bold caption]]

question; but it is certain he must have been flying for some part of it, and that the machine apart from its motor, acted very well, for it descended without the slightest damage.

Through one of its members, Thomas A. Hill, the Society, later on, took up the question of the Shneider motor, and compelled the firm to refund to Mr. Shneider $1,000 of the $1,200

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