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Publication numberUS1941024 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1933
Filing dateJun 26, 1933
Priority dateJun 26, 1933
Publication numberUS 1941024 A, US 1941024A, US-A-1941024, US1941024 A, US1941024A
InventorsVictor Stanzel
Original AssigneeVictor Stanzel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement apparatus
US 1941024 A
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Dec. 26, 1933. v STANZEL 1,941,024

AMUSEMENT APPARATUS Filed June 26, 1933 3 Sheets-Sheet DEC. 26, v EL AMUSEMENT APPARATUS Filed June 26, 1933 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 V. STANZEL Dec. 26, 1933.

AMUSEMENT APPARATUS Filed June 26, 1935 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 I Patented Dec. 26, 1933 ratus.

D srA 1,941,024 AMUSEMENT APPAaA'rUs Victor Stanzel, Schulenburg, Tex. Application June 26, 1933. Serial No. 677,666 lClaims. (c1. 272--,36)

This invention relates to an amusement appa .An object of the invention is to provide an airplane of conventional design -'constructedto 6 carry one or more passengers and suitably attached to one end of a supporting beam so mounted on a stand or derrick like support that said beam may revolve with the move up and the' airplane t Another object of plane and may'also down in a vertical plane to permit 0 land and to take off. w

an amusement apparatus of this character having vertical and airplane.

horizontal stabilizers for the A further object isto provide an apparatus of this character having may beso adjusted on a movable weight which the beam as to counterbalance the weight of the plane.

A still further'feature is to provide a suitable check device to control the up anddown movements of the beam.

With the above, and otherobjects in view the inventionhas particular relation to certain novel 7 features of construction, operation and arrangement of parts, an example of this specification and illustrated in panying drawings, wherein;-

Figure 1 sh partly broken Figure 2, shows a Figure 3 shows a ing the plane Figure thereof taken on the Figure 6 shows a stand showing Figure 7 sho ows a side view of the'apparatus, w y.

plan view, partly brokenaway, fragmentary side View showin'ground position.

transverse sectional view line 5'-5 of Figure 4. fragmentary side View of "the the post mounted thereon.

ws a side elevation of the rotatable sleeve and associated parts.

Figure 8 shows a plan view thereof.

Figure 9 shows a wiring versible electric motor employed, and

Figure 10 shows diagram through a rethe wiring diagram of the circuit into which the main airplane motor is connected.

7 Referring now more particularly to the drawings wherein like numerals of reference designate similar parts in each of the figures, the numeral 1 designates the construction. desirable man but which is stand which is of a derrick-like This stand may be built up in any ner to give the required strength preferably a steeltube structure the invention is to provide which; is given in g the accomthe beam showingstabilizer 9 conduces readily separated for transportation purposes.

Fixedto one end ofthebeam there is the airplane designated generally by the numeral Sand which isofconventional construction and of asize to accommodate any desired number of passengers. This planeis equipped with the propeller 6 driven from a suitable electric motor as 7 of any conventional construction'and which is connected. by the circuit! with a source of electrical supply in the may be of any selected type, a monoplane type having the wings 8, 8 being shown.

Suitably mounted betweenthe side members of the beam and at the end of the beam opposite the plane 5, there is a vertical stabilizer 9 composed .8 I i T the dragof the airplane as will be necessary when the device. is operated in a wind. Otherwisethe airplane would be retarded while traveling against the wind and'would speed up while traveling with thewind. In other words the vertical to the uniformity of the speed of the plane when the same is being used in windy weather.

There is'also a horizontal beam stabilizer 12 or the conventional airplane wing type structure. This stabilizer is necessary while operat- A a ing the device in a wind as it balances the pressure of the wind when banking into or away from the wind. When the airplane is on the ground the stabilizer 12 will be in a substantially horizontal position and as the airplane goes up higher,

usual manner. vThe airplane "I5 I the weight 13.

ranged to travel along said track and the weight 13 is swung from these rollers by means of the brackets 16, 16. At the ends of the track 14 are the sheaves 1'7, 1'? around which the endless cable 18, works, and said brackets 16 are attached also to the upper run of the cable. One of the sheaves 1'7 is fixed on a shaft 19 which has a worm gear 20 fixed thereon. This gear 20 is in mesh with the screw gear 21 fixed on the shaft of the reversible electric motor 22. This motor is mounted on the beam and is wired in a conventional manner in an electrical circuit 35 which is equipped with suitable controlling switches 33 whereby the motor 22 may be stopped and started and the weight 13 may be adjusted along the track 14 in accordance with the weight of the load carried by the airplane 5.

The weight 13 may be adjusted out toward the corresponding end of the beam 3 so as to enable the plane 5 to reach the required elevation and may be adjusted in the opposite direction to permit the plane to land under considerable speed.

There is a conventional dash pot arrangement 23 whose cylinder is supported by the sleeve 2 and which has a plunger arrangement 24 which is pivoted to the arm 25 carried by the beam, whereby the vertical movements of the beam is checked particularly when the airplane is near the ground so as to prevent the plane from coming into too sudden contact with the ground surface.

As will be noted from an inspection of Figures 4 and 5 there is a tubular insulator 29 around the sleeve 2 having the spaced contact rings 30 therearound with which the flexible tongues 31 are in contact. Electrical connections are thus provided from the power lines 32 through the respective motors 7 and 22. The circuit 35 through the motor 22 may be controlled by the switches 33, 33 whereby the direction of rotation of said mot-or maybe readily reversed for shifting A rheostat 34 is provided for controlling the speed of the motor 7.

The stand 1 may be covered with suitable fabric, or other covering 26 which may be given any desired color and in use the apparatus may be inclosed by a suitable guard or fence 27 for safety.

In use the weight 13 may be adjusted toward the airplane so that the plane will assume the I position shown in Figure 3 on the ground where it may be anchored by any suitable anchoring device during the exit and entrance of the passengers. When the passengers have entered the weight 13 may be adjusted in the opposite direction to permit the airplane to ascend and the motor '7 started whereby the plane will be caused to fiy around the circle of the field.

The drawings and description disclose what is now considered to be a preferred form of the invention by way of illustration only while the broad principle of the invention will be defined by the appended claims.

What I claim'is:

1. An amusement apparatus comprising a stand, a beam mounted thereon to revolve and to move in vertical planes, an airplane on one end of the beam and horizontal and vertical stabilizers on the other end of the beam.

2. An amusement apparatus comprising a stand, a beam mounted thereon to revolve and to move up and down, an airplane on one end of the beam, a vertical and a horizontal stabilizer on the other end of the beam and a counterweight for the plane longitudinally adjustable 0n the beam.

3. An amusement apparatus comprising a support, a beam on the support mounted to move up and down and to revolve, an airplane attached to one end of the beam stabilizing means at the other end of the beam and a counterweight for the plane adjustable along the beam.

4:. An amusement apparatuscomprising a support, a beam mounted to revolve on the support, an airplane attached to one end of the beam, said beam being mounted to rock to per mit the plane to ascend and descend, meansfor checking the descent of the plane.

5. An amusement apparatus comprising a support, a beam'mounted to revolve on the support, an airplane attached to one end of the beam, said bealnbeing mounted to rock to permit the plane to ascend and descend, means for checking the descent of the plane, andstabilizing means at the other end ofthe beam.

6. An amusement apparatus comprising a support, a beam mounted to revolve on the support, an airplane attached to one end of the beam, said beam being mounted to rock to'permit theplane to ascend and descend, means for checkingthe descent of the plane, stabilizing means-at the other end of the beam, and counter-balancing means adjustable along the beam.

'7. An amusement apparatus comprising a support, a beam mounted to revolve on the support, an airplane attached to one end of the beam and a hollow drum-like stabilizer on the other end of the beam adapted to contain a liquid.

. VICTOR. STANZEL.

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US3900195 *Jun 17, 1974Aug 19, 1975Preston James NGravity simulator and exercizing device
US5051094 *Jan 26, 1988Sep 24, 1991Environmental Tectonics CorporationG-force trainer
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US7846032Dec 27, 2005Dec 7, 2010Antonio Zamperla S.P.A.Amusement ride
US20040029081 *May 25, 2001Feb 12, 2004Vladimir JarosAirbone simulator
Classifications
U.S. Classification472/39, 434/55
International ClassificationA63G1/00, A63G1/34
Cooperative ClassificationA63G1/30, A63G27/04
European ClassificationA63G1/30, A63G27/04