Again I ask you to look up the definition of the word INVENTED.<quoted text>
Hey don't just take it from me it is the consensus of all inventors because they have a fully operational and functioning airplane first.
"The inventors of the first airplane were Orville and Wilbur Wright. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the first successful experiment in which a machine (aka airplane) carrying a man rose by its own power, flew naturally and at even speed, and descended without damage."
In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Many people worked on various kinds of gliders and other planes over the years, so no one person invented the airplane. The Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio, are generally recognized as making the first powered aircraft flight (but see below).
On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers launched the first successful air flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, flying over the location four times. Orville flew the first flight, Wilbur having encountered difficulties in his own attempt on December 14.
On May 22, 1906, the brothers received a patent for their design of the
or "Flying Machine." The flight and plane changed the ideas of transportation around the world, even though their prototype only flew for a few seconds. Worldwide, inventors began building many different types of powered aircraft.
They also did something all the other first inventors could not
do , made more than one flight in the same day, improved it
and made many more flight with the same machine.
Improved it with two more models and in 6 years did another first.
Produced the worlds first military plane.
US media hype, what some bod wrote on about and the US need for ego manipulation is irrelevant to history of aircraft development. I am not arguing that the Wright brothers did not invent particular aspects that made the aeroplane more stable (although this is debatable – see * below) nor am I arguing that they were not the first to succeed in documented manned, powered and controlled flight. I am arguing that they did not INVENT the aeroplane, that’s all, nothing more, nothing less and I have given links to evidence that backs up my contention.
Your own link to wikipedia explains it very succinctly
“Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.”
Thanks for posting that.
The Wright Brothers invented part not the whole. Their patent was for their method of flight control (not invention of the aircraft) and their licence fee greed and determination to poo poo anyone else from developing such methods suppressed development of the U.S. aviation industry for years until the US government had to step in to resolve the contention.
Whether you accept that the basic aeroplane design was invented and being flown with varying degrees of success for up to 60 years prior to the Wright brothers taking that first documented manned, powered and controlled flight is up to your nationalistic need for firsts.
* Matthew Piers Watt Boulton’s patent for similar avionics superseded the Wright brother’s patent by 38 years