Did the Wright Brothers fail because jumping is the first powered heavier-than-air flight!?
Or by God.
- 3 months ago
They failed because the actual first flight was in New Zealand, and the Wrights stole the plans!
- Anonymous4 months ago
And that is why you are stuck in a basement.
- FredLv 74 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.
- curtisports2Lv 74 months ago
Can you jump sideways 852 feet and stay in the air for 59 seconds?
Didn't think so.
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- Old Man DirtLv 74 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.
- 4 months ago
They did not fail
- LônLv 74 months ago
They didn't fail.....otherwise no-one would have heard of them.