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The Wright Brothers Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft, designed and built by the Wright brothers. This airplane model is a 100% metal wired frame covered in fabric. The propellers also spin to add authenticity and bring life to the plane. When shipped, the item is packaged with foam inserts banded to pieces of cardboard to keep them held sturdily in place.
• L: 33 W: 17 H: 7.5 Inches
• 100% metal wired frame covered with a burlap fabric
• Wood propeller
• Wheels roll
• Propeller spins
• Metal plane details are securely welded on
In 1899, the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) put their aviation ideas to the test by building and flying a biplane kite, although they were not the first to fly, their ideas set the tone for the future of gliders and planes.
The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft, designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, US. Today, the airplane is exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
The U.S. Smithsonian Institution describes the aircraft as "... the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard." The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale described the 1903 flight during the 100th anniversary in 2003 as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight."
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