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Wright Brothers Flying Machine

  1. Nov 6, 2006 #1

    "The Wright Bat Vertical Flying Machine
    Wilbur and Orville Wright (you've heard of them) played with a wooden version of this toy in 1878. Their father, Bishop Milton Wright, bought it for them as a gift. Wind the rotor and let go - it flies up! Tie a light plastic ribbon tail to it as a stabilizer. "

    Hi! I've been wondering how to reconstruct this model flying machine! Can anyone give me a few pointers/guides?
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  3. Nov 6, 2006 #2


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    Get a balsa wood rubber-band airplane kit from a hobby store, and modify the wings to look more like that. Or just play with the plane vertically.
  4. Nov 6, 2006 #3
    Thanks, but I've tried searching my local hobby store, but none of them seem to be able to work this one claims to. So, I was thinking of making this by hand, using supplies from my local hardware store.
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  6. Nov 6, 2006 #5
    Yeah! That's exactly the page where I got it from! But I'm more interested in making a similar model using household objects and was wondering if anyone had good alternative materials on how to build it.
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