Aeronautical Engineering Section
Patent No. 1,703,488—Start of Flying Machines. Hugo Junkers, Dessau, Germany. One claim. The method of starting a flying machine having the usual landing gear but which is incapable of rising by its own power from the surface when heavily loaded, comprising combining such machine with an auxiliary flying machine, utilizing the combined power of both machines for attaining sufficient speed for lifting the machine to be started off the surface and to an altitude at which it is supported by the air to the extent of being able to soar and fly, and then separating the auxiliary flying machine, while continuing the flight of the started flying machine independently.