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The Solution: Wing Warping

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. The Solution: Wing Warping Marker
Inscription.
By the late 1800s, a handful of experimenters around the world were closing in on the riddle of powered flight. They could fly a plane into the air, but they still couldn't control it - keep it from pitching forward, turning side to side, or rolling. The Wright Brothers solved pitching and turning, but rolling eluded them. One day in the cycle shop in 1899, Wilbur picked up an empty bicycle tube box and adsentmindedly twisted either end. In that instant, he saw the solution: warping one wing down while warping the other up would keep the plane from rolling. Four years of study and experimentation lay ahead, but the Wrights were on their way to being the first to fly a heavier-than-air machine.

 
Erected by Inventing Flight and Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 46.082′ N, 84° 11.2′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Memorial is in Centennial Park, within Deeds Point MetroPark, off Webster Street, about 300 feet NE of the confluence of the Mad and Great Miami Rivers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Webster Street, Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir George Cayley (a
The Solution: Wing Warping Marker and Statuary image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. The Solution: Wing Warping Marker and Statuary
few steps from this marker); Huffman Prairie (a few steps from this marker); Montgolfier Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); McCook Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonardo da Vinci (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright-Patterson AFB (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Edward Deeds (within shouting distance of this marker); John Glenn (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wright Brothers. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wright Brothers History. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Solution: Wing Warping Statuary image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. The Solution: Wing Warping Statuary
The Wright Brothers and friend.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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