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Encyclopedia > Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), the elder of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. Wilbur was born in Millville, IN on April 16 1867. He was the third child of Bishop Milton Wright and Susan Catharine Wright. The family later moved to Dayton, OH. This is where Wilbur with his brother Orville unlocked the secrets of maned flight. Wilbur and Orivle made there first historic flight at Kill Devil Hills North Carolina on December 17 1903 . Wilbur died May 30 1912 after suffering from typhoid fever.


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Wright brothers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2992 words)
Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Indiana in 1867, Orville in Dayton, Ohio in 1871.
The Wright brothers agreed to the proposal, adding that their pilot and airplane would put on an exhibition once the cargo was delivered to the Driving Park landing area on the east side of Columbus.
Several claims are actually after the Wrights, and lay claim by discounting the Wrights' attempt either on the basis of its authenticity (that it's valid enough), on some technical basis of the flyer in relation to the technical details to the title, or sometimes both.
Encyclopedia4U - Wright brothers - Encyclopedia Article (674 words)
The Wright Brothers, Orville Wright (1871 - 1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912), are credited with the invention of the airplane and controllable powered heavier-than-air flight.
However, the Wright brothers' three-axis system of control, using wing warping (later supplanted by ailerons) to control roll, elevators to control pitch and angle of attack and a rudder to control yaw, made flight stable and sustainable.
Controversy in the credit for invention of the airplane has been fueled by the Wrights' secrecy while their patent was prepared, by the pride of nations, and by the number of firsts made possible by the basic invention.
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