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The Wright brothers' biggest challenge? Steering the dang plane

“Wilbur gliding to the right, bottom view of glider.”Image: Wright Brothers/Library of CongressBefore their groundbreaking powered flight over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers conducted hundreds of test flights with unpowered gliders and kitesThough Orville and Wilbur are widely considered the fathers of powered flight, their true breakthrough was in developing a system of controls to safely balance and steer a flying machine, a paramount task following the deaths…

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The Wright brothers' biggest challenge? Steering the dang plane

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