Okay, nowww it’s more accurate

You’re welcome

(What? Well, mostly it was just a fun Ps exercise,
but my head hurt when I thought about how many
fools in positions of responsibility in Ohio didn’t know
how the Wright Brothers’ first airplane actually worked)
Note: Yes, the other thing is intentional (see: “more accurate”)


  1. Posted October 26, 2021 at 7:58 am |

    We’re beginning to see the effects of public school education in our daily lives.

    Free, and worth every penny.

  2. Drew458
    Posted October 26, 2021 at 7:59 am |

    I had to look at the plate a couple seconds to get it. Learned about the Wright Flyer when I was a kid. Pretty amazing it even flew, as nearly everything was primitive and on backwards. Pusher prop, elevator in the front, wing warping instead of ailerons or flaps. It took years until somebody else figured out the basic design we still use; I think that was Bleriot.

    Nice pics here:

  3. DougM (just entertaining myself here)
    Posted October 26, 2021 at 12:45 pm |

    Drew ^
    Having a elevator/stabilizer at the tail (modern config) makes planes stable in pitch, but it reduces overall lift in level flight.
    Putting it forward adds to overall lift, but it makes pitch unstable

    Will & Orv did a lot of glider testing, where pitch instability would be manually controllable at low speeds; but lift using their small engine was critical, so it may be they chose their configuration because of early wing and engine limitations

    Will & Orv worked on their pitch-control issue for years