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The Wright Brothers

The Wright brothers are alWright! They are just so dang awesome. Making airplanes in their spare time-gee willikers!

Sarah L

on 4 March 2013

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The Flying Machine The Wright Brothers Wilbur Wright Oh my! What's that in the sky! He excelled in school and was intellectually motivated. Due to his family moving for church obligations he was unable to graduate. He took college prep courses and hoped to attend Yale to become a teacher. He died at the age of 45 from typhoid. Orville Wright Kitty Hawk! He was bright like Wilbur, but a bit mischievious. He showed an interest in science and technology early on in life. Orville took college prep courses which didn't qualify him for a High School degree. He decided not to go for his senior term and never graduated. Orville would experiment and liked to take tings apart to see how they worked. It was originally Wilbur's idea to build the airplane, Orville was enthusiastic to try it out. In 1899, Wilbur wrote a letter to the Smithsonian Institution for information on flight. After they recived the information they began to design their first aircraft. December 17, 1903 The brothers had a concern for controlling the aircraft, and they solved it with the method of wing warping. After they tested a series of gliders with both manned and unmanned flight successfully, the brothers decided to test a full size glider. Otto Lilienthal *German
*Inspiration of the Wright
*2,000 experimental
*16 different versions of the
hang glider
*Fell to his death- August,
1896 "We could not understand that there was anything
about a bird that could not be built on a larger scale
and used by man."
~Orville Wright "We knew that men had by common
consent adopted human flight as the
standard of impossibility. When a man
said, 'It can't be done, a man might as
well learn to fly,' he was understood as
expressing the final limit impossibility."
~Wilbur Kill Devil Hills
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