The 1905 Wright Flyer III, built by Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) Wright, was the world's first airplane capable of sustained, maneuverable flight. Similar in design to their celebrated first airplane, this machine featured a stronger structure, a larger engine turning new "bent-end" propellers, and greater control-surface area for improved safety and maneuverability.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Air and Space Transportation Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1905 Aviation Heritage Natl Hist Park Dayton State: OH Zip: 45409 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/224-wright-flyer-iii, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/3764d124-ce32-4335-bbac-24836c780066/224-Wright-Flyer-III.aspx Creator: Wright, Wilbur, Wright, Orville
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