Letter: Santos-Dumont's Speed

Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 1907
Volume: 
18
Pages: 
10-10
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The New York Herald October 26, 1907 SANTOS-DUMONT’S SPEED. To 'nm Emron or 'run }IERALDZ-‘ I notice from the HER.\LD of e'~‘€¥\ d‘“° (page 8) that Santos-Dumont n1a118¥°d W attain 8 speed of 32 'mlles msnem of 48- U I Calculated. I assumed nn etllclencl' Ofm per cent for fp-ropeller and lncllned 9153 combined. 11' his motor was driven 8-1 mg DOWter the efficiency was only 43 PU' ci?" #md lt la more likely to be 'true than r highest. theorellcnl flzure I assumed. 6 wlsh that he had made st good test 6.5 come close to 48 miles, as I calculated 20 Klve my theory a better test. But YW 9” txhat the old notions of the hydr0Dll“° czmnottposslbly be true. ‘ ' ' SHUUOS' Plil{Tl0’H'1’. can stlll win the bet lf he Wm 0 ow my suggestion. ’ 4 NIKOLA TESLL ~ Nxt Yonx. Oct. 24, 1907.

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