The Wright Brothers and the invention of the Airplane

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Background


                    Airfoils ( sails & Propellers)

                        sailing ships.....5000 years

                         windmills ....... 500 years 

                         steam boat (Propeller)100 years

                  

                    Mechanical Power

                         Steam Engine 150 years

                         Gasoline engine 10 years

                         Curved dash Oldsmobile ... in development

                   

                    Previous Attempts at flight

                         Pernaud rubber powered model airplane  20 years

                         Otto Lilienthal  1891- 1896  2000 flights

                         Octave Chanute 1896 -1902

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