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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gabob, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

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    I thought you might be interested in this film clip from the
    Austrian archives about the Wright Brothers demonstrating their plane
    in Italy in 1909. What is even more fantastic is there was an on-board
    camera on the Wright plane and the last part of this film shows it.
    Wilbur Wright is at the controls on both of the flights. Its a GREAT
    video considering it's 100 years old and the quality/weight of the
    equipment of that day. Note the pitch stability and the yaw string on
    the canard.

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    http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/PY/322/see-the-film-wilbur_wright_and_his_flying_machine'
  2. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

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    That was really cool and thanks for sharing!

    100 years ago .....wow! And look at where we are now! :)

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