Wilbur Wright And Orville Wright Research Paper

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Wilbur Wright & Orville Wright, and the First Flying Machine Have you ever been on a plane and wondered how that airplane came to be, or did you ever wondered who invented your aeroplane? In aviation, the Wright brothers were the most influential people. One may think, ‘who are the wright brothers’, and why they thought about making the very first aeroplane, aeroplane is a British term for airplane. Might you wonder how many blueprints, (papers explaining the design), Or what the obstacles were, Maybe you’d wonder what Wilbur Wright’s perspective was, towards working on the first aeroplane with his brother Orville, Maybe you might only care about the mechanics or development ideas. To inform, Wilbur Wright was, Born in Indiana in 1867, he was the elder brother of Orville Wright, with whom…show more content…
The fascination continued as they grew older and in 1899 they built their first model - a cloth-covered kite, that they could steer from the ground. Once they mastered the steering, Wilbur and Orville started working on a prototype that could hold a person. Dubbed, Glider No. 1 it's wire supported wooden frame was covered with fine satin fabric. A horizontal rudder was attached to navigate upward or downward motion. To test the 'plane', Wilbur and Orville took it to the village of Kitty Hawk on the shores of North Carolina. After testing and tweaking it for four months, Glider no.1 made history, by taking flight - for exactly 20 seconds, covering less than 400ft! The second prototype, called Glider No.2 had legs like skis for takeoffs and a longer, 22-foot wingspan. It also had a harness to help secure the pilot to the wings. While Glider No. 2 performed slightly better in terms of distance, the brothers had a hard time controlling it, and they returned to the drawing
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