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Martin W

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The best book nobody ever heard of

"The Bishop's Boys"

Turns out it is a very detailed book about Orville and Wilbur Wright

This is a page turning and compelling read for anyone interested in the engineering and science behind the flights. It is just a wonderful book.

The book describes in detail how the brothers developed the plane, measured lift, designed propellers, and other parts all in a methodical and surprisingly scientific way - using things such as their wind tunnel. Also surprisingly they made their own light-weight gas motor. Lots of pictures from the Wright family archives .It is all quite fascinating.

Their father was a bishop .... .... but the publishers blew it by using it as the book title .... at first glance you would think it was a religious book instead of aviation history and for that reason it did not sell very well ..... I chanced across it at a flea market ... one of my favorite aviation books.

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