- 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.
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- Wilbur excelled in school. He had planned on attending Yale University. However, Wilbur had an ice hockey accident, and dropped out.
- Orville dropped out of high school. Started a newspaper.
- 1889, Wilbur and Orville's mother, Susan Wright, died of tuberculosis.
- 1889, Wilbur and Orvile started their own newspaper called "West Side News". Wilbur was the Editor, and Orville the Publisher.
- 1892 Wilbur and Orville Wright opened up a bicycle shop. They repaired and designed new bicycles, "The Wright Cycle Company". That is where they met Charles Taylor. He became an employee of their's and would later help them to build an engine for their plane.
1878 Rubberband-Powered airplane Wilbur & Orville
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Immoveable Rudder Wing Warping
- A short time later, Wilbur and Orville left for Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, hoping to fulfill their dreaming of building an airplane. There had been other designs, but there model would be the "first in flight".
- 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
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
1908 Fatal Plane Crash at Fort Meyer
Wilbur Wright died May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio.
- Dayton, Ohio. Milton Wright wrote in his diary, "A short life, full of consequences. An unfailing intellect, imperturbable temper, great self-reliance and as great modesty,seeing the right clearly, pursuing it steadfastly, he lived and died.
- Plane with guns mounted on them. This was photo by NASA
Wright Brothers Flyer
WWI first conflict to use airplanes
Vin Fiz, Crossed the US