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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Flying_boatFlying boat - Wikipedia

    The Frenchman Alphonse Pénaud filed the first patent for a flying machine with a boat hull and retractable landing gear in 1876, but Austrian Wilhelm Kress is credited with building the first seaplane Drachenflieger in 1898, although its two 30 hp Daimler engines were inadequate for take-off and it later sank when one of its two floats collapsed.

  2. May 05, 2015 · Wilbur Wright was the elder brother of Orville Wright, with whom he developed the world's first successful airplane. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers succeeded in making the first free ...

  3. Nov 06, 2009 · WATCH: The Wright Brothers' Sister Was the Secret to Their Success. Early Life. Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867, near Millville, Indiana. He was the middle child in a family of five children.

  4. S.P. Langley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1887 until his death in 1906, experimented for years with model flying machines and successfully flew unmanned powered fixed-wing model aircraft in 1896 and 1903. Two tests of his manned full-size motor-driven Aerodrome in October and December 1903, however, were complete failures.

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