Saturday, May 24, 2014

Movie Review: The Wright Brothers

Next Entertainment, Rich studios, Animated hero Classics: The Wright Brothers, 1996.
This animated feature tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as the develop the first motorized flying machine.  The made two major discoveries in the quest to fly.  The first was that they needed to have a rotating rudder, so the could correct for small errors the way a bird does.  The next is that their starting data was wrong.  They had to rework the information the were provided as to what would make something fly, and come up with their own data.
This presentation gives a humorous tone to the competition between themselves and thee French, in the race to be the fist to fly.  The Wright's were patient, before sharing their success with the world.  However, when they did share and publicly present their plane, they did so in France.
Their father was supportive of their work, but asked that they not fly together until they were sure it was safe.  he did not want to lose both sons at one time.  The presentation concludes with them flying together.

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