Wright Brothers

By: Laney S ,Sarah M, and Olivia C

Name and back ground of inventor

Wilbur was born in Millville, Indiana, and Orville was born in Dayton, Ohio. They lived in Dayton, Ohio. Wilbur died on April 16, 1867 and Orville died on January 30,1948. They were in a printing business and a bicycle business as a couple of jobs. Wilbur was planning to go to Yael University until he was in a hockey game and got in a really bad accident. He didn't graduate from high school and did not go to collage. Their sister Katherine went to collage but neither of the brothers went to collage. They were fist Inspired to invent the airplane by a toy that could fly , by winding up a rubber band. The brothers didn't have an advanced way to turn left or right in their airplane.

Important inventions

The Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Their invention was the change to all transportation. People can now soar through sky to get places faster than a car would. They started out with building smaller versions and then we they felt confident they started building the bigger versions. Orville was the pilot because he flew the airplane successfully ,but when Wilbur flew the plane he was unsuccessful. The first powered flight happened on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk on a Thursday morning at 10:35. The flight lasted about 12 seconds and traveled a distance of 120 feet. The wright brothers plane had a wingspan of 40.3 and the engine attached to it was the weight of 180 pounds.

Inpact of inventions

The airplane that they invented help are economy in transportation. People can travel place to place in faster time In the sky. Now the planes are jets or airplanes. The airplanes can be found in an airport to travel place to place. Jets can be bought to travel. Their first plane was made In their bike shop they had. The plane had a total weight was 605 pounds.

additional informaton

1. The Wright Brothers didn't have an advanced way to turn left or right.

2. The Wright Brothers first plane was actually a glider.

3. The plane had a wingspan of 40.3 feet.

4.Orville piloted the first successful flight / the next flight was flew by Wilbur, but ended up unsuccessful and it even got slightly damaged.

5. Their first flight using an engine was on a Thursday at 10:35 on December 17,1903 at Kitty Hawk , Kill Devil, Hills North Carolina.

6.The engine of the plane weighed 180 pounds which gave the plane the total weight of 605 pounds.

7.Their engine was called a Piston Engine this had a total of 12 horse power.

8.The Wright Brothers improvised when it came to making the wind tunnels to test the wings and propeller.

9. Wilbur was 36 years old and Orville was only 32 years old when they flew their first successful flight.


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