On the windswept dunes of Kitty Hawk South Carolina, two brothers operated a small bicycle repair shop. But their dream was not to fix bicycles, it was to fly. Their first attempts were gliders, which achieved some success. But powered flight was their goal. So, they set out to design an airplane they felt would surely have the ability to fly under the power of a small motor turning two crude wooden propellers with bicycle chains and sprockets.
On the third flight, the fragile plane managed to stay in the air for a whopping 59 seconds. A mighty gust of wind ruined the little plane. It never flew again. But it set the stage for an amazing and relentless quest to master the skies.
Models are hand made in America using “rescued” woods from many sources that might otherwise be burned or buried.