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Early Wright Flyer photo
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Dec 17, 2016 09:58:02   #
JBruce
 
Check out one of the world's most famous early photos. It shows the Wright brothers and the 1st true airplane on December 17, 1903.

http://earthsky.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e56e7a92b1c5790f7343ef95a&id=ce1b5987fe&e=0a4d853088

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JBruce

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Dec 17, 2016 10:15:00   #
Big Bill
 
A truly momentous event.
Thanks!

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Dec 17, 2016 10:18:03   #
Machinedoc
 
Thanks for the reminder - UHH and Earth Sky News are the first things I read each morning. My photo, taken at Kitty Hawk, NC at the site of the flight, is that of a statue of the photographer who captured that immortal moment!


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Dec 17, 2016 10:21:05   #
machia
 
JBruce wrote:
Check out one of the world's most famous early photos. It shows the Wright brothers and the 1st true airplane on December 17, 1903.

http://earthsky.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e56e7a92b1c5790f7343ef95a&id=ce1b5987fe&e=0a4d853088

This is a fun site where I receive daily science updates.

JBruce

Despite the fact that these men were not formally educated , they were aeronautical geniuses . Not only did they find a way to control their powered machine in the air , they are the actual inventors of the wind-tunnel and air screw propeller . Wing warping of course led to the invention of the aileron .

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Dec 17, 2016 10:24:10   #
Machinedoc
 
If anybody wants a great insight into the Wright brothers, try David McCollough's book The Wright Brothers...I found it to be a great read!

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Dec 17, 2016 10:37:53   #
lamiaceae (a regular here)
 
Cool image. 1903. Wow, it was shot on a glass negative (wet plate perhaps?), notice the missing BL corner.

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