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Aviation History Checkpoints 2-1 Using complete sentences, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper. 1. What three choices did pilots have to experiment in flight? manned and powered, full-size aircraf • models • full-size gliders. 2. How did the Wright brothers’ approach to building an aircraft differ from Samuel Langley’s? The brothers approach was controlling their aircraf. vs power. 3. What three important points did Wilbur and Orville Wright learn from their gliders? how to control climb and descent • the best design for the shape of the wing • how large the wing area had to be to sustain lif. 4. What did the Wright brothers do in Ohio to test for the perfect wing shape? built a wind tunnel in their bicycle shop.
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Unformatted text preview: 5. What role did fabric play in the anatomy of the Wright Flyer? reduced wind resistance and added strength as the wings warped during turns. 6. What kind of force do propellers provide? Lif and thrust. 7. Which powerful man in government sent out a request for bids to build a plane for the government? Brig Gen James Allen,chief of the Army Signal Corps. Applying Your Learning 8. What process allowed the brothers to turn their box kite from side to side? How would you apply that process if you were building a biplane kite? they twist the wings also know as wrapping. knowing this would help me know that the end of the wings on the kite need a certain tension in order to turn the kite with accuracy...
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