Wright Flyer III (NRIS 90001747)
Carillon Park, 2001 S Patterson Blvd.,
OH. County/parish: Montgomery.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
June 21, 1990.
- Wright Flyer III
- The Wright Flyer III was the third powered aircraft by the Wright Brothers, built during the winter of 1904-05. Orville Wright made the first flight with it on June 23, 1905. The Flyer III had an airframe of spruce construction with a wing camber of 1-in-20 as used in 1903, rather than the less effective 1-in-25 used in 1904. The new machine was equipped with the engine and other hardware from the scrapped Flyer II and—after major modifications—achieved much greater performance than Flyers I and II. (read more...)
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