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History of Flight

Key events

Flights of fancy

Models

Aerodynamics

How planes fly

Historical development

Aero-engines

Flyers

Cayley

Lilienthal

Phillips

The Wright Brothers

Santos-Dumont

Cody

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The Wright Brothers - design - canards today

Many modern fighter planes with 'fly-by-wire' computer control now adopt the canard configuration in order to gain increased manouverability. The Eurofighter is an example of this type of plane.