The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

Book - 2003
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With the hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers history-making flight at Kitty Hawk, world attention is once again turning to these intrepid American inventors. Written by two of the world s leading experts on the Wrights, The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age wil
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2003.
ISBN: 9780792269854
Branch Call Number: 921 W954cr
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill., ports.
Additional Contributors: Jakab, Peter L.


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Jun 05, 2015

A fascinating book about their approach to flying, engineering and design especially their use of a wind tunnel testing for calculations needed later and approach to wing design the understanding of lift, drag and flight controls. Particularly fascinated with their attempts to sell their design to France, Britain , and The USA and their efforts to protect their patents and the rise of their greatest rival, Curtiss of Curtiss aircraft.

neko Mar 04, 2011

Kitty Hawk is the place powered avaiation begins. What Crouch and Jakab achieve is to tell the complex story of Wilber and Orville.

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