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Fact: The First Airplane : Wright Brothers

 

Orville and Wilbur Wright are historical figures because of their pioneering work in aviation and the fact that they built and flew the first successful airplane, the Kitty Hawk. The amazing thing was that both Orville and Wilbur were not researchers or aeronautical engineers but simply mechanics who ran a bicycle shop in Daytona, Ohio.

After opening the shop in 1892, they designed their own bike called the Van Cleve. The bicycle shop paid the bills while they pursued their dream of conquering the skies.

The Wright brothers studied basic aeronautical books and constructed various airplane wings and prototypes before they finally created the successful Kitty Hawk which was constructed with huge 8 foot propellers and even had its own unique lightweight engine that produced around 12 horsepower and weighed just 152 pounds.

Despite the many counter claims and disputes over the Wright brothers title of the inventors of airplanes there is no doubt that what they achieved in their time was awesome by any standards.
 

17 Comments

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    Posted on 22nd January 2008

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    Posted on 3rd April 2008

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    Posted on 12th June 2008

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  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 26th October 2008

    I think there is a mistake in this… i dont think it should be Daytona, OH but actually Dayton, OH…

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 16th March 2009

    ummmm kay…..? thanks but it doesn’t give enough information about them.

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    Posted on 1st December 2009

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    Posted on 5th January 2010

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    Posted on 26th January 2010

    thanks 4 nothin u freaks!!!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 30th September 2010

    u guys are jerks! maybe this guy just wanted to do it this way. and. no. it. dont. need. any. more. bullets. !!!!!!!.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 5th December 2010

    i need this for a history project……. any more facts???

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 26th January 2011

    that helped sort of

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 23rd April 2011

    I need more airpt due lane fact about the first airplane for a S.S project not facts about the Wright Brothers this does not help

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 8th May 2011

    i think this was very interesting i like how they made the flight its very unique

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 11th September 2011

    um, this helped a little bit but u guys need to chill out with the hatin. how would u feel if they were talkin about u like tht?

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 7th November 2011

    you really need more facts cause i have a BIG HISTORY TEST!!!!!!!!!!!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 1st December 2011

    First off, it’s called Google.com.
    You can go there and fap to all the information you want,
    you’re only wasting your own time commenting on this if it wasn’t any help for you.
    One website won’t give you all the answers.
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  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 1st December 2011

    THIS ROCKS XD

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