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Handwritten Notes 06

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of handwritten notes including Rinzler reflecting on his illness, list of important figures in folklore (Norman Kennedy, Ethel Raim, Hazel Dickens, Mike Seeger, etc.), list of Burt Lloyd, Ewan MacColl and Charlie Seeger publications.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_001_019
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 1: Biographical / 1.1: General Biographical
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5cbfd118a-c2ef-4437-b965-b9eb8261291e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref52

Auctions: Southern Pottery

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1993
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of receipt from Litchfield Auction Gallery, Ben Owen III postcard, Ralph Rinzler biographical note, Meaders family brochures and catalog, appraisal correspondence with Roy Thompson, object catalogs, price sheets from Important Southern Folk Pottery in the collections of Kate and Ralph Rinzler and Nancy Sweezy. File also includes copy of The Meaders Family: North Georgia Potters by Ralph Rinzler and Robert Sayers.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_003_006
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 1: Biographical / 1.4: Personal Administrative
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52825791a-ae3a-4d2e-939f-1d23fdcf8ec5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref220

Holiday Gifts 1 – Mark T. Wendell, Importer

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1976-1977, 1980, 1982
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of order forms, catalogs, correspondence, recipient lists, budgets, receipts for holiday gifts of tea and coffee purchased from Mark T. Wendell, Importer.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_01_003_025
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50b6a1f45-493d-4a46-8bee-4c407e46b3d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref258

Country Roads 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 4 (Series 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of clippings, invitation, and draft materials. Clippings feature Nancy Sweezy and Ralph Rinzler. Draft materials relate to handcrafted Scandinavian import goods.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_05_004_025
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 5: Fieldwork / 5.4: Pottery
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54797cb29-4611-4eb9-ab9e-619103b57b48
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2662

Country Music Association/Smithsonian Program 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1963, 1971, 1972
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of proposals, correspondence, travel notes, meeting related materials, history of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, summaries of Nashville's growth and important musical figures. Materials relate to Rinzler's travel in Nashville and joint project between Country Music Assocation and the Smithsonian.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_002_029
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5740fc082-6e67-417a-845a-b355728ef2ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2920

Correspondence 04 - Homespun Tapes

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence from Anthony Seeger to Barbara Strickland regarding Rinzler fundraising to document important musicians, including Monroe, in collaboration with Homespun Tapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_07_002_004
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5eaee003c-5f7f-423e-ad15-07992f590669
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref3916

"Osservazioni Sui Fasciami Portanti in Aviazion" ["Notes on Important Present Activities in Italian Aviation"], Carlo Riparbelli. Milan: Associazione Italiana di Aerotecnica Sindacato Provinciale Fascista Ingengneri, 1937

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 175, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection / Series 6: Addendum
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg213e61aa1-563f-4743-afea-7f6c402ba307
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1993-0055-ref2142

[Bellanca Model 19-18], Important Technical Information

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 51, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection / Series 2: Technical Data / 2.2: Aircraft Technical Data
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg20cde6e80-b870-4453-a56f-05551fb6479d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1993-0055-ref824

Serge Gluhareff Papers

Creator:
Gluhareff, Serge Eugene  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Gluhareff, Michael.  Search this
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Logbooks
Diaries
Date:
bulk 1920 -1986
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of material relating to Serge Gluhareff's career with Sikorsky Aircraft including: photographs; news clippings; correspondence; philatelic materials; immigration paperwork; and his pilot's licenses, medical certificates, and ratings. Notable figures who appear in the photographs (in addition to Serge Gluhareff) include Michael E. Gluhareff; Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky; H. Franklin Gregory; Dimitry D. "Jimmy" Viner; Reginald Alfred Charles Brie; Charles L. "Les" Morris; and Leslie Bradford Cooper. Aircraft seen in the photographs include the Sikorsky (VS-317) S-51; Sikorsky S-39 Sport Amphibion; Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) XR-4; Sikorsky (VS-317, S-51) XR-5; Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) R-4B (H-4B); Sikorsky S-43 Amphibion (Baby Clipper); Sikorsky VS-300 ; and the Sikorsky S-37 "Ville de Paris" ("Southern Star"). Also in the collection are digital image files scanned from a diary, loaned for copying by the donor, written by Serge Gluhareff's wife, Norma. These pages contain both her written recollections of Serge and his career, as well as photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Serge Eugene Gluhareff (1903-1958) was an engineer who worked on several major Sikorsky aircraft models. Gluhareff was born in Russia in 1903 and went to school in Finland from 1919 to 1924, obtaining an engineering degree from the School of St. Alexis. While in Finland, Serge and his brother Michael (also an engineer) built and flew their own gliders. Serge and Michael came to the United States in 1924 and went to work for the Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corp. in Westbury, Long Island, New York as engineering draftsmen. Serge rose through the ranks becoming engineering supervisor at the Sikorsky plant in College Point, Long Island (1926-1929), then executive engineer (1934-1943) and later assistant engineering manager for research and development at the Stratford, Connecticut facility, a position he held from 1943 until he was forced to retire for health reasons in 1954. Serge had a long and close association with Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky and was the project engineer for important Sikorsky models such as the Sikorsky S-39 Sport Amphibion; Sikorsky S-40 Clipper; Sikorsky S-42 Clipper; Sikorsky VS-44; Sikorsky S-34; and the Sikorsky S-36. Serge also assisted in the development of Sikorsky's early helicopter models, including the Sikorsky VS-300. Serge obtained his pilot's license in 1928 and acted as test pilot for some early flights of the VS-300. Serge was also a member of many professional organizations including the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences; American Helicopter Society; Society of Automotive Engineers; and the Connecticut Association of Professional Engineers.
Provenance:
David Gluhareff, Gift, 2015
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Sikorsky (USA) VS-300 Family  Search this
Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) YR-4B (YH-4B)  Search this
Lockheed WV-2Q (EC-121M) Warning Star  Search this
Sikorsky S-39A Sport Amphibion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Logbooks
Diaries
Citation:
Serge Gluhareff Papers, Accession 2015-0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0050
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e4a52a8e-0e29-49e8-a716-485b5545eb02
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0050

Walter Horten No.3 [also interview with Mr. Heinz] - Side 1 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Disk 8a
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Unidentified man explaining details about the M 26 aircraft designed by Messerschmidt for U.S. production during late 1920s/early 1930s; [2:38] Kurt Tank's early career; [4:47] Rudolph Hess and M 23 aircraft; [8:00] discussion of crash of a Lufthansa M 20 aircraft during late 1920s; [16:50] Myhra interview with Walter begins, Walter talks about superiority of Spitfire pilots over German pilots; [20:08] Walter on Me 109T carrier-born fighter; [23:55] Walter on importance of high altitude performance in fighter aircraft during the war; Walter and Galland disagreed on the value of Me 109T for high-altitude combat [25:13], Galland could not believe the Me 109T could be better and faster at high altitude; Galland to Goring: "Give us Spitfires" [26:48]; Walter on value of flying wing fighter [27:44]; Walter on photo of Horten IX V2 [30:38];Walter on [31:06] meeting the mechanic who serviced the Horten IX V2 mechanic, Rössler - the last to see Ziller alive, Rössler had different version of Horten IX V2 crash; [34:00] last flight conditions: Ziller made three passes over a team from Rechlin there to measure speed and altitude, using a theodolite, Z came in to land, gear out at 1,500 meters, aircraft made wide circling turn, then crashed. Walter: blackout possible, problems with one engine caused fumes in cockpit, no visible attempt to line up with runway, no sign of control movements (Walter does not believe that yaw-control problem, caused by the engine-out, caused the crash), Walter then dicusses his last kill of an American pilot of a Hurricane, with pilot dead or unconcious, the damaged fighter made same wide circles like the Horten IX V2 just before crash; Horten IX V2 [42:15] crashed outside airfield boundaries; Rossler's version [42:15] very different from Scheidhauer's account (second-hand); [45:12] Walter also suggests that the Horten IX V2 could have been sabotaged, as easy as dropping a handkerchief in the oil tank; Walter continues the story of his last dogfight; [59:00] Ziller's flight was probably never higher than 2,000 meters, Myhra says Ziller made four flights in the Horten IX V2, according to Ziller's logbook (Scheidhauer has logbook), Rössler's version more logical than Scheidhauer's.
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No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra], Acc. 1999-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra]
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra] / Series 3: User CD-Rs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25c596043-5b4d-4226-b676-daa0aecf634f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0065-ref166

Reimar Horten No.4 - Side 2 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Disk 17b
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
[Poor quality audio] Reimar and Wolfram as boys, Wolfram did not help with aircraft model work, more interested when H I built, Wolfram's Kriegsmarine career during 1930s, sailed to Argentina, Spain, India, and Japan; [4:54] Reimar influenced Wolfram to go into flying, German maritime industry, Wolfram's flying career and piloting skills, [10:53] Wolfram's help to build the H I and H II, 1,000 hours to build H I, but 5,000 hours to build H II [11:25]; [16:55] Wolfram's attack on Polish destroyer; [20:22] Wolfram's character, interest in Reimar's work, Walter gone a lot so Reimar relies on Wolfram ("not good to be alone" - Reimar); [23:00] Bonn young fliers club, not Akaflieg, was best preparation for Reimar's career, details, 1927 --, heavy on theory, spar calculation, lift distribution, Reimar was the leader; [27:50] Reimar's father; [28:19] profile calculations, Biernbaum(sp?), calculate L and M, form of Glaupert (sp?) - "profile with center sustention fixed… the leading edge is negative," father asks about Reimar's work; [30:00] in discussion with brother?; Reimar discovering that lift distribution should not be elliptical, but Reimar still doubted that negative drag could produce wingtip thrust. At Wolfram's urging, Reimar went to Schmitz (F.W.) to tell him that "induced drag should be negative in the wingtip locale… distribution of lift over the span should be the distribution of induced resistance," Schmitz said "keep elliptical distribution. The downwash is constant and induced distribution ________?, there is [no way] to calculate." Reimar told Dr. Schrodter about bell distribution [32:39], Schrodter could not help, Reimar asks father for help to determine whether he is on the right track with bell distribution, he is going to calculate the wing twist for the H II, as a "philosopher, what is most important, physics or mathematics [34:27]? If a system of numbers will not [generate] … the [desired] result, it will not be logic [logical?] The error is phsical or the error is mathematical." Reimar goes to university math professor, Reimar takes class on functions in early 1935, math vs. philosophy with Reimar's father, goes to class with Reimar, mathematical contradiction; [38:25] "negative thrust is physics;" [38:39] write to Prandtl; Lippisch and eliptical distribution [43:02] "....Prandtl had said it, it was optimal and the downwash was constant without this point" [43:35]. Reimar's wing design; whether wing stalls at center section or wingtip; "I was building the H II to prove it" [48:50]; [55:12] Myhra summary: Reimar to Lippisch for help, University of Bonn professor for help; Reimar on use of wind tunnel to investigate bell distribution.
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra], Acc. 1999-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra]
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra] / Series 3: User CD-Rs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2fed841de-1df8-49c5-9a9a-cba6c353200c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0065-ref204

Reimar Horten No.5 - Side 1 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Disk 18a
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Reimar on aileron changes to H I, design details that required new sailplane, H II - width of center section, "independence" from tow plane; [5:11] Reimar on Lippisch, patience; results of first flights [7:05]; Flugsport article about H II [11:05]; Working for Northrop [15:00]; on working with Prandtl [16:35]; Reimar on Kupper [24:09]; Reimar on his young personal life [26:59], dating; Reimar's first experience with tools working on______? like Wolfram and Walter; [28:17] at 10, 11 years old, Reimar begins to help with any sailplane or glider project he can find in Bonn; Reimar gained more and more experience in woodworking, with Walter, helped to repair damaged aircraft; [29:53] worked on Professor sailplane (designed by Lippisch) and met Ruff (Siegfried), "chief of the group"; Reimar on another mentor, Landmann (sp?) [30:52], a professor who lived in Stettin, Landmann (sp?) [32:23] helped Reimar recalculate the loads on the H I, due to Reimar's errors; [33:32] as teenager, aviation was all consuming, "for girls, I didn't have time," [35:21] too busy with school, aircraft theory and calculation, construction and testing, "we were [completely occupied] with it [37:46]; Reimar "was angry" that Walter would not help him with work on all-wing aircraft but Walter preferred to date, etc., enjoy life [38:04], Reimar had to spend more time on work, without Walter; [38:40] Reimar on value of his own enthusiasm, Walter's failure to grasp importance of lift distribution theory to the all-wing concept; Reimar on sports as a "bad thing," money spent for military uniforms that he needed for aircraft development work; [42:57] Reimar on flight test results with H I, another defect in the H I; [43:42] Reimar on developing the prone (reclined) pilot position, using his bed, then testing his ideas using the H II; on CG of H II and use of ballast; [49:52] number of hours Reimar flew the HII and H I; [51:00] Reimar on good performance of H II motorglider; [52:07] Reimar on quality of the airscrew; more impressions of flying the first H II in prone (reclined) position; maximum speed, stall and climbing speed, engine overheated and damaged, Reimar very pleased with H II performance, Reimar flew 1,000 hours? during about 4 months, Reimar enjoyed flying the aircraft, during this period he felt like a pilot for the first time.
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No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra], Acc. 1999-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra]
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra] / Series 3: User CD-Rs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27c5fe549-6e76-49bc-a0e0-50dc1d0e45aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0065-ref206

Reimar Horten No.6 - Side 1 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Disk 19a
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Reimar on Prandtl and the important books that Reimar read, Flugsport and Flight from UK [3:03]; [3:47] Reimar on Walter from 1925-26 in aviation, date by date on flight ratings, etc.; career as fighter pilot [9:44]; Reimar on Walter' opinion of the Fw 190 [19:00] vs Me 109, Walter and Reimar both favor Me 109; [21:00] Reimar works with Walter, to postwar and Argentine; [25:40] Walter retires about 1972-75 for political reasons, Walter did not make colonel; [32:15] Walter as a boy, his interest in aviation, extent of his influence on Reimar's research; [37:45] Walter's help on bell lift distribution; [43:02] Walter's help on H I and H II, Reimars busy schedule during mid-1930s, accomplishments due to Walter; [51:05] Walter and Reimar together on all aviation experiences during early days, only difference was Walter's age allowed him to fly sooner; [53:23] ease of working together, no friction unless girlfriends interrupted, "no time for differences, we were really brothers," it was "our work" and "our plane"[56:24]; [58:28] Reimar's anger over the requirement to do physical training, maintain uniforms, and march, etc., for his military service, 3 and 1/2 months basic training at the same time Reimar had six men working at Troisdorf.
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No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra], Acc. 1999-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra]
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra] / Series 3: User CD-Rs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c3c14e18-f80c-40ee-972f-4cd07ce6f032
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0065-ref210

Reimar Horten No.9 - Side 1 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Disk 22a
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Reimar continues discussion on H VI, Scheidhauer reports the sailplane difficult to fly, H IV flown to compare with H IX, Strebel flew the H IV, H VI superior in all respects, took off in darkness for fear of air attack; [5:02] To Kirtorf, near Kassel, where H XII was built, Walter put 30 men from Oranienburg SS detachment to work on ____?, H IVb project started in Hersfeld, other aircraft project movements, _________ aircraft to Göppingen Hornberg in southern Germany; [7:13] Reimar on H IVb with plastic wing components, Reimar on preparing Röttweil workshop with 10-12 men to build H IVb; research required on H IVb with laminar wing profile from P 51 Mustang, Reimar talked with Prandtl at end of 1944; [11:56] Reimar continues research on bell distribution, H IV Werk Nr. 24 wingtips broken, so span shortened. [15:16] Reimar on development of H XIV, hoping for 0.5 meters per second minimum sink, 30:1 Lift/Drag ratio and handle as well as H IV but weighing 100 kilograms less; [18:18] Reimar on H VIII, compared to H III, powered with 6 Argus motors, interim test aircraft leading to H XVIII Long Range bomber; [20:17] Reimar on H IV with aerodynamic quarter-line, H VI had different quarter-line, Reimar on ramifications of these aircraft and H IX; for H IX at high-speed, lower stick forces; Reimar discusses the CL range he sought in the H IX, importance of Scheidhauer's test flights to validating Reimar's calculations on the H IX [23:22]; [25:57] Scheidhauer flew the H VI 5-10 times each about 1-1.5 hours, about 10 hours total, Reimar on distribution of the two H VIs, one to USA, the other (flown by Scheidhauer) was destroyed by a British team in August/September 1945; [30:27] Reimar on second H VI, not flown, chief of Hersfeld shop, turned the sailplane over to Allies, aircraft and trailer loaded on ship at Bremen - to U.S. [33:00] H IV Werk Number 25, its fate.[38:33] Reimar, end of 1938, Horten activities, Hanna Reitsch to fly a Horten sailplane, an H II, how it happened, number of flights, Hanna not dressed for flying, Walter towed, Horten reaction to Hanna's comments, concern for Udet's reaction to Reitsch's report; [55:15] Reimar on Udet's secretary, Walter's relationship with her, drafting work orders and telegrams she typed for Udet's signature - kept the Hortens in business; [58:40] Udet first meets the Hortens; Reimar and Myhra discuss photos.
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Reimar Horten No.11 - Side 2 of 2

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Reimar continues explanation of all-wing advantages over tailed aircraft; [1:40] Prandtl agreed with Reimar's theories "immediately;" Reimar recounts several all-wing aircraft accidents and the causes, crash of Kasperwing; [14:27] Reimar on moment of inertia effects, uses H VI as example, compares to a delta configuration, compensate for low longitudinal inertia by varying sweepback angle; [15:42] low longitudinal (aileron) axis inertia important in sailplane when trying to turn tightly at low speed to stay in thermals; [18:32] Reimar on the need for a vertical stabilizer; not required for (subsonic) all-wing aircraft such as H IX, but necessary for (low-AR) delta; [26:57] Reimar on function of streamlined landing fairings, did they serve as vertical stabilizers?...roll due to sideslip can be controlled/reduced using wing dihedral and by using tapered wingtips; [28:41] Reimar on disagreement with RLM over frequency and duration of yaw oscillations on the H IX (vertical axis/yaw axis), RLM sent team from Adlershof to measure H IX V1 yaw oscillations, Scheidhauer flew...Reimar: dutch roll or not...[35:13] Reimar on hang gliders; [36:41] Reimar on changes in philosophy and technology of soaring, simple hill gliding to ridge soaring, etc., from emphasis on glider angle to sinking speed, etc....to the ultimate point today (early 1980s).
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Reimar Horten No.16 - Side 1 of 2

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Reimar continues to justify the merit of his work in face of Wilkinson's negative appraisal; [3:57] Reimar uses development history of the H IX as example of his testing methods sans wind tunnel, begin with H IX V1 to validate concept...critical Reynolds number [6:20]; [8:53] working in a factory would not have worked for Reimar, limitations of factory work environment... Reimar enjoyed much freedom to design and test anything that he wanted [10:39]; Reimar on Wilkinson's charge that Reimar wasted money and resources on Reimar's own personal designs [12:40]... Reimar continues to defend his actions versus Wilkinson...[19:40] Reimar summarizes the aircraft and work done at each workshop...importance of fix for adverse yaw, discussion continues to [23:50]. Why Reimar did not work in a single shop...H IX most significant contribution to the war, sailplanes supported H IX program [29:00]...Reimar on Lippisch's wartime accomplishments, Me163...[34:00] Wilkinson compliments Reimar's work...but Reimar did not spend Göring's 500,000 Deutsch Marks wisely...[42:00] Reimar's work added to aerodynamic knowledge - bell lift distribution...Reimar on postwar propaganda and its effects on his chances for employment [53:00].
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Reimar Horten No.17 - Side 2 of 2

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Reimar on aircraft design ideas he wanted to try but never got the chance - laminar profiles [4:14], urgent need for a capable air transport in Argentina to get goods from the coastal areas to the interior and back [10:30]; Reimar discusses lack of quality power plants in Argentina; [19:40] what Reimar would like to be remembered for; [24:27] Reimar on trying to use the wind tunnels in Argentina, visitors all the time so Reimar could not use, months passed, Reimar discovered the copper wire was stolen [26:30]...not interested in progress on important aeronautical questions. [30:24] Would Reimar wished to have stayed in England after the war?....on working in Argentina; [35:03] Bonn University 1935, Reimar learned "equations differential and integral combined with my thinking about the theory of lift distribution...[it] opened [my] eye." Reimar saw that his ideas were good and he was on the right track. [38:00] Had Reimar had his Phd in 1940, 'he would have been not a boy building sailplanes but a respected colleague worth our time'.....Reimar on Lippisch academic career, his work on lift distribution in 1932-33 was good. [43:25] Reimar on his desire to work independently - he preferred to be with an established firm, such as Heinkel, working with his own team, rather than working outside on his own [44:30] with worries about labor resources, tools, organization, etc. After touching briefly on Walter's career, Reimar goes into the failure to work with Heinkel. [51:40] Reimar holds a grudge against none for the way his career evolved. [52:33] Reimar on the director of the school (Bonn technical school? university?) somehow discouraged Reimar or held him back, expressed regret to Elizabeth Horten in 1962 but Reimar refuses to visit the old man. Leysieffer at IG Farben, "a gentleman in all things...," [55.28] Prandtl a "very good gentleman..." math Prof. Kalousa at Göttingen and Pohl, "these three had been good teachers." An Argentine minister for I. Ae. 37 & 38, another good man to Reimar...what Reimar does not like about Argentine character.
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Reimar Horten No.18 - Side 1 of 2

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Reimar on director general of sailplanes in Argentina; [2:24] his wife, Gisela Hardt; Reimar most pleased with the H IV aircraft [6:44], this aircraft demonstrated that Reimar had solved both loss of center section lift and adverse yaw due to aileron movement...lift distribution with "concave" form at the tips and positive thrust was the key...Reimar on AR of H IV and H VI limited by flexibility of wood...[13:40] laminar flow airfoils; [14:30] super sailplane with 30-meter span and laminar flow over 80% of the chord, etc...[17:03] Prandtl found it hard to believe that Reimar was about to build the H VI with 45:1 lift to drag ratio...[18:26] Reimar on problems he saw with the H IV flown in America (MSU?), 1) turbulent (?) air around the center section and air brakes open slightly in flight, robbing performance. [19:51] Reimar on the people who visit him, interested in flying wing design, calculate lift distribution...[31:05] Reimar also very satisfied with the success of the H V... and the H IX up to war's end, a promising design never finished...in Argentina Reimar most satisfied with the I.Ae. 41 Urubu [32:22] or H XVc... Argentines use of prototypes... [33:43] why the '41 was successful, built 4 examples but about 100 needed for clubs etc., only 2 flown about 100 hours, other 2 flown a few hours, then left to deteriorate outside in the weather... public relations in the Argentine aviation environment, more important to display for public than to actually fly and develop... Reimar regrets the Argentine military did not support development of the delta aircraft [37:05] ...H IV at Konigsberg [41:35] very satisfactory re. center section lift losses and bell lift distribution... Göttingen builds 3 more H IV sailplanes for testing and development; [43:13] H VII application of bell lift distribution... flaps very effective, speed range 80-300 kilometers per hour [43:46] cruise and max 340... CL max... [45:52] Reimar very disappointed in the first H V a , glue failures, crash... too much of a leap to attempt to develop new materials, and aerodynamics in one aircraft. [51:01] Reimar on the waggle-tips tested once on the H V a... H XVI [52:04]. Designs and ideas Reimar wanted built but never got the chance [59:18], H II with waggle tips and motor, H XI to test wing taper and aileron kinematics, H XIV, laminar profiles at low Reynolds numbers.
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Reimar Horten No.2 - Side 1 of 2

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Reimar discussing his airfoil experiments and calculations, Reimar and Myhra talk to drawings of airfoils, reflex airfoil to produce zero pitching moment, Reimar and Myhra talking to photos of models and drawings of airfoils, [7:15] March 1931 model, construction materials and dimensions. [8:10] Reimar flew his models 2 or 3 times a week, 10 to 20 flights each day, 20 to 30 weeks, 50 to 70 days, 500 flights on a typical model; [18:00] other school incidents... new design of ellipse [20:00]; [25:03] Reimar kept work secret. Man who owned large wood shop supplied Reimar with 700 Marks worth of wood [28:20], Reimar implies he was surprised to be charged for the wood. [32:00] Max gave Reimar authority to write checks at age 18 (minimum age), set up an account for him and deposited money. Cost of the Horten I sailplane was 320 Marks, said Walter; weathercock stability [37:50]. Reimar talks about the finish applied to these models, sandpiper and varnish [41:06]... wallpaper with printed design used on models? [42:00]. Horten I plywood mostly inferior (model plywood, not suitable/legal for man carrying aircraft?) [43:55]. Most successful model and other models, Reimar and Myhra talking to photos [47:10]; when Reimar decided to remove the tail from his models [49:15]; one of most important goals for model work was to improve side-slip stability [52:58], straightest line flight for maximum ground distance from launch, despite rough air... use roll moment to correct from gust upset, curving flight usually resulted in damaged or destroyed model as it flew back into the hill.
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Reimar Horten No.3 - Side 1 of 2

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[CD divided into 2 tracks] Track 1 (starts at 1:09): Extended discourse by Reimar on why sailplane work during the war was so important, Reimar's response to Walter, the aerodynamic characteristics that Reimar was trying to understand, problems to solve, H I, H II, II, IV, VI, IX and the Parabola, all mentioned and why significant to Reimar's research; [19:43] all of Reimar's work leading up to the success of the H IX... [23:30] H IX control forces required varying stick force depending on speed; [25:22] Reimar on purpose of waggle-tips, generate thrust, etc. [27:03] Reimar on mechanical function of waggle-tips, Reimar and Myhra use simple models to illustrate function of waggle-tips. [31:54] 1927 model work, failure of Lippisch design, this discussion continues on Track 2 after Track 1 ends at 33:05. Track 2: Reimar on Lippisch design with two seats and a push-pull engine layout, Reimar relates Lippisch work to the building of the Horten I, other background to the design of H I. [6:32] Tried to keep work hidden from all but close friends, Dr. Schroedter, many materials including wood and fabric were donated; [9:00] Reimar describes problems removing finished H I from the house, sawing the support column inside the house [10:25]... first flight of H I [14:57], used bungee cord to stay close to ground for first flight test, moving the stick revealed control reversal [18:00]... on lead ballast used in H I [23:00] ...Reimar continues to evaluate elevator control reversal [24:40], changed aileron angle, dangers involved.
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