the Wright bros got it right ...

Brad

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A hundred years ago today:

" On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the 1903 Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. It flew forward without losing speed and landed at a point as high as that from which it started.

With Orville Wright as pilot, the airplane took off from a launching rail and flew for 12 seconds and a distance of 37 meters (120 feet). The airplane was flown three more times that day, with Orville and his brother Wilbur alternating as pilot. The longest flight, with Wilbur at the controls, was 260 meters (852 feet) and lasted 59 seconds. "

from: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum ws
 

Brad

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But ...

this morning during a re-creation of the flight with an exact replica the 'new' flyer could not even jump the puddle at the end of the ramp!! ... back to the drawing board ;)

from: the cat's mews
 
Re: But ...

Brad said:
this morning during a re-creation of the flight with an exact replica the 'new' flyer could not even jump the puddle at the end of the ramp!! ... back to the drawing board ;)

from: the cat's mews
Just saw a cartoon of Garfield on T.V.....It was question about planet Felinus....And all kind of funny stuff concerning cats.....
And now I see the cat's mews......

Wow! :eek:
 

Brad

Member
re: the cat's mews

I was gonna call it 'the Scratching Post' ... that would be more fitting for a gossip type rag :D
 
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