This page contains links to some of the contents of the Royal Aeronautical Society Human Powered Aircraft Group’s CD-ROM and other related content .

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NEW An article from 1978 on Solar 1, see here for a video.

Info on the BBC HPA from Jem Stansfield.

Muscle Hustle! article from 1985.

Gossamer Condor technical drawings - Build your own Gossamer Condor.

Conditions governing grants from the RAeS HPAG

Archives containing information of historical interest.

Article on how to manufacture Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic spars by John and Mark McIntyre who built Airglow.

Magazine and magazine type articles

The Toucan - The first and last at Radlett by Martyn Pressnell. This is a personal account of his time with the Toucan project and you may wish to look up some of the references on wikipedia like Radlett, Victor aircraft and Blue Steel missiles.

Chrysalis A slow flying biplane.

Gossamer Condor The winner of the original Kremer prize.

Gossamer Albatross The Winner of the cross (English) Channel Kremer prize.

Solar Challenger Solar powered aircraft that flew from Paris to London.

White Dwarf A human powered lighter-than-air craft.

Daedalus The present holder of the distance record.

Reprint of an Aero Modeller  article dated February 1977. (The article about Toucan from the symposium mentioned in the reprint is available below)

Early history of Japanese HPAs up to 1977

Some more technical articles

Monarch A Thesis on Monarch by John S. Langford III.

Zephyrus An attempt on the sporting Kremer Prize by Pennsylvania State University.

Marathon Eagle An attempt on the Kremer Marathon prize.

Musculair German HPAs. Musculair 1 holds the record as the first HPA to carry a passenger and Musculair 2 won one of the Kremer speed prizes.

Velair Another German HPA.

Paper on Puffin presented at the 1975 Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium. Includes the introduction “The Philosophy of Man-Powered Flight” by T. Nonweiler.

Paper on handling techniques for HPAs presented at the 1975 Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.

Paper on general design concepts presented at the 1975 Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.

Paper on The effect of the ground in turning flight presented at the 1975 Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.

Paper on the optimised aircraft presented at the 1975 Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.

Paper on Toucan presented at the 1977 second Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.

Paper on Newbury Manflier propeller design presented at the 1977 second Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.

Paper on Aerofoil design presented at the 1977 second Man-Power Aircraft Group symposium.The coordinates for the FX 76-100 and the FX 76-120 can be found in the DAT file library.

Paper on Aerodynamics of flight at speeds under 5 m/s presented at 1979 third man powered aircraft symposium.

Appendix to Aerodynamics of flight at speeds under 5 m/s presented at 1979 third man powered aircraft symposium.

A later paper covering similar ground to the above and more is here

Reprint from the Journal of the RAeS on Man as an aero engine and Engineering Aspects in Man Powered Flight

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