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Designation: 1903

WRIGHT 1903 FLYER

WRIGHT 1903 FLYER

A picture of the Wright 1903 Flyer

Orville and Wilbur Wright were probably not the first people to fly a powered heavier-than-air aircraft. They were however the first to fly an aircraft that was controllable in all three axes of movement and to do so repeatedly. They took the dream of flight and made it a reality. At the turn of the 20th Century, there were numerous people working on the problems of powered heavier-than-air flight. The Wrights took the work of other pioneers and combined it with their own extensive experimentation to develop a practical solution to the problem. Their most valuable contributions to flight were the wing-warping technique that allowed controlled turns, a lightweight gasoline engine, and highly efficient propellers. The testing procedures they developed, particularly the use of models in a wind tunnel to examine the behavior of their design, would remain the primary testing methods used in the design of aircraft for the next 90 years.

The replica on display is full size and has been constructed of the same materials as the original. It was built by Lester Klean of Sun City, Arizona and was acquired by the museum in 1986.

Wingspan 40 ft 4 in.

Wingspan

Length 21 ft 1 in.

Length

Height 9 ft 4 in.

Height

Weight 750 lbs (loaded) approximate

Weight

Max. Speed 30 mph

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling N/A

Service Ceiling

Range 853 ft

Range

Engines One Wright-Taylor 4-cylinder engine with 12 horsepower

Engines

Crew 1

Crew


Manufacturer
Wright Brothers

Markings
Wright Brothers, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903

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