The Early History of the Airplane (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
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Early History of the Airplane (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Orville Wright
Book DescriptionThe Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867- 1912), were two Americans who are generally credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight in 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible. The brothers' fundamental breakthrough was their invention of "three axis-control," which enabled the pilot to steer the aircraft effectively and to maintain its equilibrium. They gained the mechanical skills essential for their success by working for years in their shop with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and other machinery. The brothers' contracts with the U. S. Army and a French syndicate depended on successful public flight demonstrations that met certain conditions. The brothers had to divide their efforts. Wilbur sailed for Europe; Orville would fly near Washington, D.C. They are the authors of The Early History of the Airplane (1922).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781409907992
(229mm x 152mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Orville Wright
Letters of the Wright Brothers, Paperback (June 2003)
This book charts the adventure of the men who made man's dream of flight a reality.
Miracle at Kitty Hawk, Paperback (November 2002)
"The Wright brothers come alive, warm, sometimes amusing, and always penetrating and analytical."-New York Times.
How We Invented the Aeroplane, Paperback (April 1989)» View all books by Orville Wright
This fascinating firsthand account covers the Wright Brothers' early experiments, construction of planes and motors, first flights, and much more. Introduction and commentary by Fred C. Kelly. 76 photographs.
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