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1902 Wright Glider Replica
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|Bidding Ended:||Thu, Dec 13 10:00 am PT|
|Item Location:||3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan, CA 95652|
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1902 Wright Glider Replica
- No engine
- 1/3 scale replica
- Approximately 9.5'W x 4 3/4'L x 2 1/2'H
- Glider consists of only cables, pullies and fabric on wood frame
- Museum has had possession for 8 months
The third in a series of gliders leading up to their powered airplane, the 1902 glider was the Wright brothers’ most advanced yet. Reflecting their single, evolving design, it was again a biplane with a canard (forward) surface for pitch control and wing-warping for lateral control. But its longer, narrower wings, elliptical elevator, and vertical tail gave it a much more graceful, elegant appearance.
Like the 1901 glider, this one also had a spruce framework supported within pockets sewn into its muslin fabric covering. The fabric was again applied on the bias (the direction of the weave at a 45-degree angle). The wings were rigged with a slight downward droop to counteract side-slipping due to crosswinds.
Compared to their previous gliders, the Wrights’ 1902 glider has a much thinner airfoil and longer and narrower wings, which their wind tunnel tests had shown to be more efficient. To improve lateral control, they added a fixed rudder to the rear of the glider. They retained the reliable forward elevator for pitch control but made it elliptical in shape.
After modifying the glider’s rudder, the Wrights now had a true three-dimensional system of control. This three-axis control system was their single most important design breakthrough, and was the central aspect of the flying machine patent they later obtained. In its final form, the 1902 Wright glider was the world’s first fully controllable aircraft.
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|Dec 13, 2012 - 9:59:56 AM||$511.27||ibkoeberle|
|Dec 13, 2012 - 9:59:56 AM||$501.27||isidewayz|
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