Replica, 1903 ‘Wright Flyer’ aircraft

Made:
1948
maker:
The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School

Replica, of the 1903 ‘Wright Flyer’ aircraft, by The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, 1948. The actual 1903 ‘Wright Flyer’: - designed and built by the Wright Brothers: Orville and Wilbur, achieved the world’s first successful heavier-than-air powered flight, on 17th December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States.

Replica, modelled from the original. Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) made the world's first controlled and powered flights on 17th December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers developed a flying machine and learnt to fly over several years using gliders before fitting an engine.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1948-268/1
Materials:
copper (alloy), cotton (fibre), cotton (textile), leather, linen (textile), mahogany (wood), oak (wood), pine (wood), rubber (unidentified) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
estimate: 275 kg
type:
replica
taxonomy:
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School