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    • By Kelsee S. The Wright Brothers
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    • Wilbur and Orville
      • Wilbur Wright—born April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana
      • Orville Wright—born August 19, 1871 in Dayton, Ohio
      • 3 siblings: Reuchin, Lorin, and Katharine Wright
    • Careers
      • Began their own printing firm
      • At 22 and 18, they built their own printing press.
      • Started a repair business
      • Opened a bicycle shop
      • Created their very own bicycles
    • How it all Started…
      • Ott Lilienthal’s work proved that manned flight was possible.
      • The brothers learned everything they could about flying.
      • They began designing experiments of their own.
      • They built their 1 st miniature flying machine in the 1890s.
    • Creating Flying Machines
      • Created their own wind tunnel
      • A long, narrow wing shape is the best design for a flying machine.
      • Figured how to move the vehicle freely
      • Devised a pulley system
    • 1903 Flyer
      • Created 1 st airplane props
      • Used 8-foot propellers
      • Built their own lightweight gas-powered engine
      • 152-pound engine = 12 horsepower
    • First Flight
      • Thursday, December 17, 1903
      • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
      • Strong winds between 22-27 M.P.H.
      • Flew for 12 seconds at 120 feet
      • (1908) Record flight—2 hours and 19 minutes
    • First Airplane Crash
      • September 17, 1908
      • Nearly 2,000 people for the event
      • Lt. Selfridge volunteered to be a passenger for the trial.
      • Lt. Selfridge died from a fractured skull.
      • Buried with military honors at the Arlington National Cemetary
    • Retirement
      • They continued to design and manufacture planes until 1912, when Wilbur died of typhoid fever.
      • Orville sold his shares and retired.
      • Orville would not invent again without his brother.