AUTO WHEEL LAUNCHES GLIDER (Feb, 1934)
AUTO WHEEL LAUNCHES GLIDER
Using the rear wheel of an automobile to launch a motorless plane is a stunt successfully developed by members of a Newark, N. J., glider club. One end of a 2,000-foot manila rope is attached to the glider and the other to the drum on the car’s wheel, which is jacked up for use.
When the car driver applies power to the wheel, the glider is whisked forward and so whirled aloft in a few seconds.