The ‘Wright’ Invention

Planes. A mode of transport that has forever changed our lives.
✈️ But how did an object so heavy be able to fly in the sky with ease?
✈️ More importantly, who engineered such great technology to make them fly?

π‘°π’π’”π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’• 𝒕𝒐 π’‡π’π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’•
It all started when Wilbur and Orville Wright’s dad brought home a small toy helicopter that was powered by rubber bands.This sparked their interest in flying.

1892
βš™οΈ The brothers formed a company called Wright Cycle Company, which sold bicycles, and later on started to manufacture bicycles.
βš™οΈ The skill of making bicycles was a foundation for the plane.
βš™οΈ So they started working on a model of a flying glider, something that could stay gliding in the air. The concept of flying was still unknown.
βš™οΈ Using the spare parts from the bicycles, the brothers built their own prototype of a glider.Β 

π‘«π’†π’„π’†π’Žπ’ƒπ’†π’“ πŸπŸ•, πŸπŸ—πŸŽπŸ‘
– The Wright Brothers made history by inventing the first successful airplane. Their glider managed to fly in the air for 12 full seconds.
– This was the first man-made machine heavier than air to ever leave the ground at a fast and constant speed.
– Although they had 4 successful flights, their plane still had some flaws.
– In 1912, the brothers were testing a new plane when the plane crashed. Wilbur Wright unfortunately didn’t survive the collision. His brother Orville escaped death with a couple of bruises and broken bones.

π‘―π’π’˜ π’…π’Šπ’… 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒆 π’˜π’π’“π’Œ?
The plane Wilbur and Orville Wright designed had a wing mass of over 500 square feet in order to glide better.
The pilots had to be strapped on, in a flat, lying down position, with the steering right in front of them.
The propellers (fan engines) helped create the lift.

π‘Ίπ’π’Žπ’† 𝒇𝒖𝒏 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π‘Ύπ’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’• 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔:
– Despite both of them being geniuses, they both didn’t finish high school and get their diploma!
– The Wright brothers plane, or the flyer as it was called, never got to fly again as strong winds flipped it over and damaged it beyond repair.
– Niel Amstrong took some parts of the flyer in his space suit and took it to the moon – so one can say that the Wright brothers plane visited space!

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