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- An airplane is a heavier-than-air machine that is kept aloft by the forces on its wings. It is thrust forward by a propeller or other means of propulsion, such as a jet or rocket.
- In 1892, the brothers went into the bicycle business - first selling and repairing bicycles, and then, in 1896, building them. Their top-of-the-line Van Cleve and the less expensive St. Clair were built to their customers' specifications. The Wright Cycle Shop is at 1126 W. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio.
- In 1870, the Wright family moved to Dayton, Ohio. Orville was born there in 1871. The Wright Brothers grew up and were educated in Dayton, OH. Orville and Wilbur began their printing business as well as their bicycle shop in Dayton.
- Elevators are one of three primary flight control surfaces found on an airplane. The elevators control the movement of the airplane about its lateral axis. This motion is called pitch.
- By June 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright had finished designing and building their powered machine. The 'Flyer' had a wingspan of a little more than 40 feet (12 meters), a surface area of 510 square feet (47 square meters), and weighed 625 pounds (283 kilograms).
- The Wright brothers were credited with developing many inventions in the course of their varied careers. "...It was in that laboratory that Orville conducted varied research and perfected several inventions. One of his patents covered the design of a toy, called "Flips and Flops" which projected a small wooden figure through the air to engage a trapeze. It was patented by him on January 20, 1925 and manufactured and sold by the Miami Wood Specialty Company in Dayton whose president was Lorin. When the company began the manufacture of balsa wood toy gliders they sought a method of printing on them. Recalling his printing experience, Orville designed and built, circa 1930, a printing press."
- Wilbur's trip to Kitty Hawk with the disassembled glider took 7 days and was an adventure in itself. On
arriving at Elizabeth City, NC, Wilbur was surprised to find few
people knew of Kitty Hawk, much less how to get there. After considerable
searching Wilbur was finally able to book passage across Albermarle
Sound aboard the good ship Curlique, a schooner
captained by Israel Perry. The trip was more of an adventure than
the young Ohioan had bargained for.
- In 1900 when Orville and Wilbur's design for a full-size, man-carrying aircraft,was nearly complete, they wrote to the U.S. Weather Bureau for help in finding the best place to build and test their invention. Based on the information they received, they decided Kitty Hawk, a wind-blown village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, offered them the most suitable wind conditions and plentiful sand dunes to cushion their landings.
- Wilbur, the third son of Milton and Susan Wright, was born in 1867 near Millville, Indiana.
- In 1900, the Wrights had successfully built and flown
a series of controllable model kites, the next step was to build
and fly a kite large enough to carry a person. When their design
was nearly complete, they wrote to the U.S. Weather Bureau for
help in finding the best place to build and test their invention.
Based on the information they received, they decided Kitty Hawk,
a wind-blown village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, offered
them the most suitable wind conditions and plentiful sand dunes
to cushion their landings.
- The Wright brothers lived in Dayton, Ohio.
- The youngest Wright brother.
- The propeller on an aircraft converts the turning power of an engine's crankshaft into the thrust force. This thrust is equal to the mass of air forced backward by the propeller per unit time multiplied by the added velocity imparted to this air.
- The rudder is one of three primary flight control surfaces found on an airplane. It is a movable surface hinged to the fixed surface that is located at the rear of the aircraft called the vertical stabilizer or fin. The rudder controls movement of the airplane about its vertical axis and causes the airplane's nose to move to the right or left and point in a different direction. This motion is called "yaw."
- Wilbur was one of the sons of Milton and Susan Wright.
- The early experiments of the Wright
brothers involved the scientific observation of the interaction
between model kites and gliders and the available wind. The brothers
modified their flying model designs and recorded the new flight
characteristics these changes produced. This flight data enabled
the Wrights to eventually develop the full size and powered Flyer
that would carry a man aloft.
- Susan and Milton Wright were married in 1859 and had seven children. Four sons and one daughter survived past infancy. Their first son, Reuchlin, was born in a log cabin in 1861 near Fairmont, Indiana. The second son, Lorin, was born in 1862 in Orange Township, Fayette County, Indiana. Wilbur, the third son, was born in 1867 near Millville, Indiana. In 1870, the family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where Susan gave birth to her fourth and fifth children, twins Otis and Ida, who died soon after birth. Orville, the sixth child, was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1871, and Katharine, the only surviving daughter, was born in 1874.