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History of Flight

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Models

Aerodynamics

How planes fly

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Aero-engines

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The Wright Brothers

Santos-Dumont

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The Wright Brothers - movies - later flights

A flight made by Wilbur in Italy on April 24, 1907. Notice the rapid correcting movements made with the control surface.

a higher quality version of this movie, and others, can be found on Gary Bradshaw's "To Fly is Everything" web site


Recreation of the Wright Brothers' take-off using a low-powered electric plane and rubber band launcher.