Henry
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Henry asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesTata · 4 months ago

Did the Wright Brothers fail because jumping is the first powered heavier-than-air flight!?

Update:

Or by God.

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  • 3 months ago

    They failed because the actual first flight was in New Zealand, and the Wrights stole the plans!

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    And that is why you are stuck in a basement.

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    There was one person who flew his home made plane in 1901, 2 years before the Wright brothers called Gustav Whitehead the first flight being on August 14 1901 at Bridgeport Connecticut. The question is was Mr Whitehead's plane as sophisticated as the Wright brothers plane which had control on all axis. Picture of his plane suggests no but the fact is the plane did fly observed by a newspaper reporter who wrote about it. It is possible the Whitehead aircraft relied on a very low centre of gravity with high wings to keep it stable and unlike the more sophisticated Wright Brothers plane likely could not bank left or right.

  • 4 months ago

    Can you jump sideways 852 feet and stay in the air for 59 seconds?

    Didn't think so.

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  • 4 months ago

    It is called "jumping" and not "flying" for a reason!

    The logic is similar to why firing a cannon shell a half mile is not considered the same thing as a throwing a rock.

    • Henry
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      Then they used slings to shoot rocks, and later on, siege weapons and large crossbows/ballistae were built.

  • 4 months ago

    They did not fail

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    They didn't fail.....otherwise no-one would have heard of them.

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