Wright Brothers Flyer

Experimental Biplane

Wright Flyer, Replica © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Wright Flyer is an experimental biplane aircraft produced by the Wright Brothers, USA.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelWright four-cylinder original model
Engine Power9 kW12 hp
Speed48 km/h26 kts
  30 mph
Service Ceiling9 m30 ft
Empty Weight274 kg605 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight338 kg745 lbs
Wing Span12,29 m40 ft 4 in
Wing Area47,0 m506 ft
Length6,43 m21 ft 1 in
Height2,74 m8 ft 12 in
First Flight17.12.1903
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1903
Developed fromWright Glider
Data for (Version)Wright Flyer I
VariantsWright Flyer II, Flyer III

[Photo-ID: 991] Karsten Palt 2008-06-21
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Wright
Flyer I
 
Replica
Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome [Lelystad (EHLE / LEY)]
[Photo-ID: 6136] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n n/a, Replica, Karsten Palt, 2012Wright
Flyer I
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10189] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Wright
Flyer I
 
the real Wright Flyer, the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft, first flight 17. Dec. 1903
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 10190] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Wright
Flyer I
 
the real Wright Flyer, the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft, first flight 17. Dec. 1903
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 10191] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Wright
Flyer I
 
the real Wright Flyer, the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft, first flight 17. Dec. 1903
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 10746] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Wright
Flyer I
 
Replica
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 12347] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Wright
Flyer I
 
Replica
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 12484] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Wright Flyer I, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Wright
Flyer I
 
Replica
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 6388] Karsten Palt 2012-11-09
Wright Flyer I, , N203WF, c/n WOW1903-02, Karsten Palt, 2012Wright
Flyer I
Reg.: N203WF
c/n: WOW1903-02
 
Replica
Museum of Science and Industry [Chicago, IL]