A History of Flight

As years went on inventors created the first powered planes but were never successful in flight and typically gave up their attempts after one or two tries. After reading of Lilienthal's gliding flights in Germany, the Wright brother's vowed to continue his work after his death. Unable to find an engine manufacturer to meet their specifications of 8 horsepower and engine weight of less than 200 pounds, they decided to design and build their own engine. Aided by their bicycle mechanic Charlie Taylor, they were able to build an engine that produced 12 horsepower. With the engine built, they then faced the problem of how to build a propeller since very little was known on the subject. Surprisingly, with their previously collected win


 
 
 
 
 
 
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