Wright - Model Airways MA1020

Wright - Model Airways MA1020

Model Airways

MA1020

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  • Wright - Model Airways MA1020
  • Wright - Model Airways MA1020

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Model Airways
MA1020

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Already the ancient Greeks envied birds and dreamed of flying. The Icarus myth infected dreamers then and after. It was only in 1783 that a hot-air balloon rose above the ground. Then there were trials of wing-bird-like gliders. Attempts to glide from the towers ended in the death of the daredevils. Then there were airships lighter than air, filled with hydrogen, but dangerous, as proved by the Hindenburg disaster. Was it possible to fly a self-propelled device heavier than air? Orvill and Wilbur Wright found the answer to this question. The Wright brothers built and serviced bicycles, but were infected with the Icarus virus. They started with kites, then there were biplane gliders, they learned. They found suitable terrain, windy and flat. This place is Kitty Hawk North Carolina. Once they had the necessary experience, with the help of Charlie Taylor, they built a 4-cylinder 12hp engine. He weighed 77 kg. They put the first diesel-powered aircraft on a rail to fully control the take-off. On December 4, 1901, Wilbur sat at the controls after tossing a coin. The engine was started. After a short take-off run, the plane took off from the ground, flew about 36 meters and fell. Nothing happened to anyone except a few Wilbur's bruises and minor damage to the plane. The Wright brothers' airplane took ISE into the air again on December 17. This time, Orvill was at the controls. The plane made a 12-second flight, flew 37 meters and landed safely. The plane was named Flayer. Wingspan 12.3 m, weighed 274 kg, take-off weight 338 kg. Currently, Flayer is housed at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington.


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