Part IV - Crafting the Flyer
The drawing below is the only known diagram of the 1903 Flyer. It was drawn by the Wright Brothers using pencil on brown paper. (In preparing this digital image for presentation on the web, light was added to allow better viewing.) There are three views on the paper. The top view is a "bird's-eye" view looking down onto the Flyer. (Imagine the bird's reaction upon first seeing humans in sustained flight!) The second view is a side view. At the bottom is a straight-on view of the Flyer, with the circles indicating the propellers' range.
Some technical specifications for the Flyer:
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