1903 Wright Flyer Replica set to fly again

Discussion in 'Community' started by Mr. Anderson, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    VA
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    Its not current events, so I'll post here. I was lucky enough to see the replica (working condition) that they're going to fly in December for the Centenial Anniversary of the first flight down in North Carolina. If was truly amazing, hard to imagine the thing even got off the ground.

    And they had a full size simulator that you lay down in and watch on a projection screen as you try and fly the thing yourself. The controls were not intuitive at all. I was the only who managed not to crash on the first try. Which even makes it more amazing that they were as successful as they were.

    http://www.wrightflyer.org/

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  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Metairie, LA
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    it is amazing that that thing was able to achieve flight...and hard to believe it's been 100 years!!

    we've come such a long way... ;)
     

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