content_pasteWhat impresses me about the Wrights is the combination of inventiveness and persistence that they applied to solving the problems of powered flight. They were pioneers in wind tunnel testing, flight control design, and many other challenging disciplines. They also taught themselves to fly, of course, and then became the first flight instructors. They were too stubborn to give up!
content_pasteHe commissioned the construction of a replica from that plane, a German-made Rohrbach Roland able to transport 10 people and its crew. The plane was hanging from an elaborate crane rig, allowing it to fly in a circle pattern, powered by its own propeller.