Airplanes!

Don't take the bus, fly with us!

History

Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the airplane in December 17, 1903. They invented it in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their flight lasted for 12 seconds and flew a distance of 123 feet. the altitude they achieved was only 10 feet. Later that day, they sent a telegram to their father to tell the press that manned flight had taken place.

How it Works

The Wright brothers had to build their own engine because nobody could build one for them. The one they built had four cylinders with no carburetor and had barely enough horsepower to lift them off the ground. The plane had two rudders which were controlled by a system of pulleys.

How it Affected Society

It provided a faster means of transportation and they are now used in wars to carry supplies, people, and to spy.