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The Wright Brothers— flight-sim
Wilbur & Orville became skilled pilots in their two years of test flights with gliders, and were prepared to trade off instability in normal flight for increased control in turbulent conditions.The canard configuration is generally recognised to have saved the Wright Brothers from serious accidents as they learned to fly. However the resulting longitudinal instability certainly made for some interesting flights!
Wright Brothers flight simulator
These simulations are based on Hooven's dynamic model and let you experience just how difficult it was to control the 1903 Flyer.They require very fast reactions and leave you full of admiration for the skilled flying of the Wright Brothers.
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