The Wright Brothers: A study of early aviation by John Provan

The Wright Brothers: A study of early aviation

byJohn Provan

Kobo ebook | July 23, 2012

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“For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man”. Wilbur Wright May 13, 1900.  
The following is an attempt to present the development of the Wright aircraft design over the period of history, using drawings for comparison. These drawings do not represent a size contrast, rather strictly the shape, form and design of each model. These drawings demonstrate the various attempts of build Wright “Flyers” to fulfill a special requirement, such as a seaplane, passenger or for racing performances. The lack of technical drawings for Wright aircraft makes this comparison unique. The experimental nature of the Wright brothers, their strong interest in keeping certain aspects of their design secret and the woodworking craftsmanship involved made detail design drawings often not practical. In fact, in some cases, even the most basic information, such as overall length or performance data, can be found no where. The Wright brothers themselves did not provide much information, as to such data, they remained extremely secretive. During these early days of aviation, pamphlets, advertisements, PR or the media in general, often did not yet exist, as it does today, which also explains this lack of information. It is hoped that these drawings will provide a deeper insight into the wide variety of Wright “Flyers” and their development. Since these early aircraft were often altered during their soft life-span, usually by their owners, each drawing can only represent a given period, with the photos and information available. The author would be grateful for any tips, suggesting possible alternative design features

Title:The Wright Brothers: A study of early aviationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 23, 2012Publisher:Vr fabrik virtual reality und multimedia gmbhLanguage:English

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