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The Dream of Wings

Wright Kite

Wright Kite (replica)

Before first experimenting with gliders, the Wright Brothers built and flew this kite in Ohio in 1899 - it was in fact their first flying machine. It was with this kite that the Wrights worked out their novel idea for wing warping - that is twisting the wings to turn the machine. It was the success of this kite that inspired the Wright Brothers to fully enter the field of human flight.