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Unformatted text preview: 9-13-10THESIS PAPER•VET internet sources in bibliography (vetting the sources – establish why this source is credible)oCan use source not entirely credible if it is used in a certain way•Use a paragraph for each difference point•Try to get unbiased – air force website not objective but can have good statistical informationLecture•Wright Brothers (cont’d)oOrville’s flight was 120 feet and twelve seconds (1st)o2nd was 200 ft and 3rd was 852 feet for 57 seconds•1904oWright’s improve designoMore horsepower – up by 50% to 18 hpoWorked on control surfaces and easier to controloMore powerful engine and a larger elevatorWright Flyer IIoWent to Huffman Prarie but there weren’t the winds at Kitty HawkSet up a catapult system which would drag the airplane down a track •No wheels on it yet but on rails to help with the frictionoStill had same pitch problems as the 1903 aircraftWeren’t actually calculating center of gravity properlyoActually needed to increase weight to around 900 lbs with pilot and at September 20 1904 they could fly a complete circuit around the entire fieldNot many picturesoLate 1904 could take four circuits around the pasture•1905oLarger fuel tanksoTook of some of the ballast making it lighter by 70 lbsoPut blinkers over the elevators to change the air flow which improved the aircraft’s lateral stabilityoRetained catapult launching systemoFlew about 100ft above but didn’t want to be too high yet in beginning stageso1905 was first practical aircraftAble to do circuits and figure-eights in an attempt to figure out how to best control the aircraftsMade a few more alterations to the design – placed rudders and elevators farther away from the wings which improved stabilityoFlight 41 picture in the airoFlew almost 21 miles in October of 1905 around the prairieCould fly until tank was empty•After six years they decided to take it to the war department and start selling it•Recap SlideoIn packetoHeavier Than Air Flight: A Summary•WrightsoMethodologiesFlightControl...
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