Orville Wright Signed 1932 Cover Wright Dedication Wright Memorial Kitty Hawk,nc
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Orville Wright Signed 1932 Cover.
Dedication of the Wright Brothers Memorial Kitty Hawk,NC.
Postmarked Kitty Hawk Nov. 19,1932.
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TheWright brothers,Orville(August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) andWilbur(April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were twoAmericanbrothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were creditedwith inventing and building the world's first successfulairplaneand making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-airhuman flight, on December 17, 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed theirflying machineinto thefirst practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
The brothers' fundamental breakthrough was their invention ofthree-axis control, which enabled the pilot to steer the aircraft effectively and to maintain its equilibrium.This method became standard and remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds.From the beginning of their aeronautical work, the Wright brothers focused on developing a reliable method of pilot control as the key to solving "the flying problem". This approach differed significantly from other experimenters of the time who put more emphasis on developing powerful engines.Using a small home builtwind tunnel, the Wrights also collected more accurate data than any before, enabling them to design and build wings and propellers that were more efficient than any before.Their first U.S. patent, 821,393, did not claim invention of a flying machine, but rather, the invention of a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces.
They gained the mechanical skills essential for their success by working for years in their shop with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and other machinery. Their work with bicycles in particular influenced their belief that an unstable vehicle like a flying machine could be controlled and balanced with practice.From 1900 until their first powered flights in late 1903, they conducted extensive glider tests that also developed their skills as pilots. Their bicycle shop employeeCharlie Taylorbecame an important part of the team, building their first aircraft engine in close collaboration with the brothers.