The Wright Brothers Presented by David M Rogers

The Wright Brothers Presented by David M Rogers

The Wright Brothers Presented by David M Rogers In METC-106 Intro to Engineering Technology Ivy Tech Community College The Wright Brothers Orville and Wilbur Inventors of Airplane and Manned Flight

Who are the Wright Brothers Wilbur born April 16th, 1867 Steady, thoughtful, perseverant brother Born in Millville, IN Did not attend college Orville born August 19th, 1871 Creative, enthusiastic brother Born in Dayton, OH Started Printing business while in high school Before They Were Famous:

Orville starts Printing business in 1886 Eventually childhood friend Ed Sines takes over. Orville publishes The West Side News newspaper in1889. Wilbur joins as editor. Fails after a few months as a daily paper. Wilbur starts bicycle sales and repair shop in 1892. Orville joins him shortly after. Design St. Clair and Van Cleave bicycles in 1895 Brothers take interest in flight problem after hearing

of famous glider, Otto Lilienthals death in 1896. Van Cleave The Day it all Changed: 12-171903 The Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained, powered flight at Kitty Hawk, NC 1st Flight was 12 seconds long and went 120 feet. Approx. 6.8 mph 4th and best flight of day was 59 seconds long and flew 852 feet.

Approx. 9.8 mph "This flight lasted only 12 seconds, but it was nevertheless the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without a reduction in speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it began. -Orville Wright- History is Made: Engine Comparison:

Boeing 747-8l The Flyer Wright Bros Plane Boeing 747 8l Total Engine HP 12 HP ~ 90,000 HP

Engine Weight ~ 180 lbs 12,400 lbs Top Speed ~ 30 mph ~ 600 mph (cruising)

Advancements From Wright Bros Boeing 747-8 can carry almost 500 passengers up to 8000 miles. Mankind has walked on the moon. Goods and food products are able to be transported all over world. Completely changed the rules of warfare. Set in place foundation for Globalization to take place. Works Cited: http://www.travel.cnn.com

http://www.firstflight.org http://en.wikipedia.org http://www.countdowntokittyhawk.com http://www.notablebiographies.com http://www.aerospaceweb.org http://www.wright_brothers.org

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