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Wright Brothers Poster

Wright Brothers Poster

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The Wright Way: Innovation Through Engineering The Wright Way: Innovation Through Engineering 
102030405060708090
 North Carolina—First in Flight  
Wilbur Wright  
( 1867-1912 ) 
Orville Wright  
( 1871-1948 ) 
Top View Front View Side View 
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1 meter
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10 Decimeters
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FrontElevatorBackRudderEngineFrontBackPilot Position
(next to the engine)
6.4 m2.8 m12.3 m
Wings
Wingspan, 12.3 m – Chord, 2 mOverall Length, 6.4 m – Height, 2.8 mWing Droop, 25.4 cmWeight, 229 Kg (without pilot). Airspeed, 50 km per hourTruck: A wooden beam, with “skate-like” rollers supported the airplane as it ran down the monorail during take-off. It was left behind asthe airplane rose.Revolutions per min: Engine, 1025; propellers 325 (Reduction, about 3 to 1)The rear edges of the wingtips were flexible andcould be warped to maintain lateral balance.Pulley moved by wires fromcontrol lever shaft operated by pilot's left hand.Pilot lay prone with head forward, his left hand operating the elevator lever, his hips in a saddle.(Shifting the hips from side to side pulled the wires attached to the cradle, warping the wings andturning the rudder, both with one action, thus balancing and steering the airplane.)Bicycle hub rolled on monorail.Instruments to record distance travelled,engine revolutions, and time while in the air.Elevator Control LeverRudderSkids for landing.Wire BracingElevatorRadiatorGasoline TankSpruce StrutsSprocket on propeller shaftdriven by chain from engine.
 Kitty Hawk, NC 
www.centennialofflight.gov

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