The Invention that took off

The Airplane Creation

The first airplane was made in 1903 by Wilbur and Orville Wright. No one thought that the Wright brothers could make a flying machine. The invention that made the Wright brothers so successful was the three-axis control. The three-axis control allows the pilot to steer the airplane and helps to balance all of the opposing forces. The Airplane went 500 miles per hour but for only a few minutes at the most. The airplane may have not been a very successful start right off the bat but it set an example and hope to future inventors.

How it works

The airplane had a four cylinder engine developed by a 16 horse power for 15 seconds, then dropped to less than 12 horsepower. The airplane was only good enough for four flights but it proved the Wrights theory to be true and set an example to all of the coming inventors that helped airplanes evolve.

How the Airplane has Developed

Airplanes now a day can hold up to about 300 people plus bags. When then airplanes couldn't hold many people at all. Airplanes nowadays are one of the most important inventions in the world. Without the Wright brothers we wouldn't have had airplanes for about a decade longer. Without Airplanes we couldn't travel fast and transport items very fast. The Wright brothers were very wise to be able to balance all of the forces and create the first successful airplane.


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