The Wright Brothers

  • Wright Brothers' 2nd Plane Wright Brothers father was a bishop and newspaper owner. The Wright family travelled a lot. There was five siblings. Older sister and brother then Wilbur and Orville, then Katherine.
  • Milton Wright brought home a toy helicopter for his kids.
  • Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Indiana 1867
  •  Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio 1871.
  • Orville and Wilbur both dropped out of high school.



Wikipedia (Belmont Park 1910)Wikipedia.



1878 Rubberband-Powered airplane Wilbur & Orville

1900 Glider

 from the Wikipedia

Immoveable Rudder Wing Warping



  • Wilbur and Orville, at Kitty Hawk, used birds for models and eventually constructed a glider with parts they had to revise. A lot of the part.needed for aviation had not been invented yet.




  •  1902 Wilbur Wright, 1st Non-Powered airplane to take flight.


 1902 First Man-Powered Aircraft to take flight



 1 1902 Patent Drawings

 Drawings by Wright Brothers in the Library of Congress. Wikipedia


  •  December 17, 1903, Became known as "The first free-controlled flight of a power-driven, heavier-than-air plane.

 1903 Wright Brothers made the 1st Man-Powered Flight


  • 4 cylinder engine design for aircraft by Wright Brothers and Charles Taylor, in 1903.
  • No carburetor. Very little horsepower
  • Air-cooled (no fins)
  • Raw gas dumped into cylinders, sparkwould advance or retard
  • Power-to-weight ratio. 
  • Horsepower improved over the course of time. 


 1904 Built in Huffman Prair


  [picture of Orville Wright's famous first airplane flight, 1903]1905 Kitty Hawk Flyer Wright Flyer III


 1908 Fatal Plane Crash at Fort Meyer



 Wilber became President of The Wright Company.

 1911 Glider

 Wilbur Wright died May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio.  




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