What the Wright Brothers Should Actually Be Famous For

For the pioneers of human aviation, one of the trickiest problems was figuring out how to steer the early craft. Then, the Wright Brothers changed everything by using bike parts and watching birds.

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Sources:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/16/flight-wright-brothers-gustave-whitehead-connecticut-ohio-north-carolina
https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/

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Image Sources:
Original Engine from 1903 Wright Flyer
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fordsidevalve.jpg

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