History of a kite
                                   which becomes a plane
                                   by the Wright Brothers
Kite History to glider at the first fly Kitty Hawk today Aerohistory Wokipi
   

 

             
december 17, 1903
december 17, 2003
Centenary of the Wright brothers flight

The Wright brothers study aerodynamics and structures in preparation for building their first piloted glider.

They now began to consider
such things as the precise curve of the wing profile, the wing area necessary to lift a pilot, and the type of materials needed to construct a glider.

 

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It was one thing to design
a set of wings for a small kite, quite another to build a large, heavy glider, climb aboard,
and launch oneself into the air.