Thursday, September 20, 2018 |
Column: Operation ID —
Topic: ID —
The Flight Stuff
Biological Design Inspires Aircraft Engineering
by Daniel Currier
Despite being high-school drop-outs, the Wright brothers, Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948), had sharp minds and mechanical aptitude, which they first displayed in the design of a printing press in the late 1880s and later as bicycle shop owners in the early 1890s. Their knowledge of mechanics grew, not from a formal education in engineering, but from self-study and practical, hands-on experience. This, combined with their fascination with flying, set the stage for the world to change on December 17, . . .
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