How Did The Wright Flyer Work?

The world of aviation is abundant with advanced technology that helps us get from place to place as efficiently as possible. However, more than a century of continuous development had to start somewhere. Of course, it did so in the form of the Wright Flyer. This rudimentary aircraft first flew in 1903, but how did it do so?

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I thought this was pretty interesting. Amazing how they came up with the design and the procedures for running that.

What’s the oldest model and/or aircraft you guys have been on?

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The most amazing thing is that aviation has gone from a few seconds of flight to 20 hrs. Amazing stuff. I haven’t flown in am old aircraft