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Cajones  (D License)

Dec 17, 2002, 5:32 PM
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99 years ago, today, two brothers broke a barrier. Nothing less than incredible, these brothers, without aid of formal education, computers, or even common sense others would insist - flew the first airplane.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights built an airplane!

Thanks guys!


jceman  (D 19212)

Dec 17, 2002, 5:57 PM
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99 years ago, today, two brothers broke a barrier. Nothing less than incredible, these brothers, without aid of formal education, computers, or even common sense others would insist - flew the first airplane.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights built an airplane!

Thanks guys!

There is a very interesting article in the current "Air & Space Smithsonian" on three different reconstructions of the 1903 Wright flyer. Very interesting indeed, according to all who have studied it, there is just no way it should have flown.

And if anyone offers you a ride on a 1903 Wright Flyer, refuse it -- it won't/can't get high enough to allow you jump(even with a BASE rig) and is so damn unstable you'll be kissing the ground on landing. If you survive, that is.

Later models obviously were a lot more stable and airworthy.

All in all, the Wright brother's feat is even more remarkable the more you learn about it.



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