1899 Wright Kite #1: Woodworking Project 18 Years in the Making

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Blog entry by woodshopnerdery posted 11-12-2021 03:51 AM 838 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been thinking about this project for a very long time. I finally got my chance this year! The Wright Brothers 1899 kite was one of the many experiments which lead to the advancement of controlled powered and sustained flight. More details in the video description.

This video exhibits the results of my project build and my attempts to fly the kite. Videos detail the construction of this project will be released in the coming week.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs,

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#1 posted 11-15-2021 03:41 PM

Such a great project and video! Well done, Tom. Scott

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#2 posted 11-20-2021 02:16 AM

Thanks Scott!

Such a great project and video! Well done, Tom. Scott

- MyGrowthRings

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs,

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#3 posted 11-20-2021 11:33 PM

I watched with much pain as you tried to get it in the air and remembered trying to fly my kites with out enough wind it just isn’t going to go well.
It is a very interesting project so have fun and it will happen one day up up and away!!!

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