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Development of Technology-planes

By smerri
  • Wright brothers First Powered Flight

    Wright brothers First Powered Flight
    Orville wright lifted off from the beach at killdevil hills, kitty hawk in north carolina. The simple biplane (powed glider) traveled 120 feet and was the first fixed wing aircraft
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  • First successful, fixed wing monoplane

    crossed the english chanel. Built in 1907 by Louis Belroit the plane had good lateral control, an effeiciet engine and a sifisticated proppeler.
  • First documented sea plane flight

    under power from the waters surface. Henry Frabre flew the Frabre Hydravion at Mirtigues, France,
  • first boat landing

    Eugene Ely piolets a biplane with hooks as part of its landing gear and lands it on a boat. The hooks were a primitive verson of the system uses on aircraft carriers today.
  • Gyrostabilizer

    Lawrence Sperr demostrated the first automatic gyrostablizer, which keeps the plane level and straight. Two years later he added a steeing meachnism making the automatic pilot.
  • WW1 1914-1918 - Dramatic improvements in structures and control and propulsion systems

    Durring WW1 planes needed to be faster, go higher and have greater maneuverability, alone with other things so the structures and control and propulsion systems where all improved.
  • First Autopilot

    Lawrence Sperry demonstrates an automatic gyrostabliser at lake keuka, Hammondsport, New York.
  • The Junkers J4, an all-metal airplane, introduced

    Hugo Junkers, a German professor of mechanics introduced an all metal plane mostly made of lightweight aluminum alloy called duralumin.
  • 1926 Introduction of lightweight, air-cooled radial engines

    Introduction of lightweight, air-cooled radial engines, this makes bigger, lighter planes possible.
  • First modern commercial airliner

    The boeing 24 was a 10 passenger monoplane, and was the first modern commercial airliner. "With variable-pitch propellers, it has an economical cruising speed and excellent takeoff. Retractable landing gear reduces drag during flight." (
  • Douglas introduces the 12-passenger twinengine DC-1

    It was designed by Arthur Raymond for a contract with TWA. The plane was required to be able to take off fully loaded with only one engine workin. A latter model was used durring ww2.
  • Jet engines designed

    Britain’s Frank Whittle and Germany’s Hans von Ohain make their first test runs on there inderpendant designs. They had both been working on seperate designs for years and Whittle had even patented the idea seven years before in 1930 but the Royal Air Minestry was not interested in it. Two years latter on August 27 Han's was on the first jet powed plane.
  • ww2

    A world war again spurs innovation. The British develop airplane-detecting radar just in time for the Battle of Britain. At the same time the Germans develop radiowave navigation techniques. The both sides develop airborne radar, useful for attacking aircraft at night. German engineers produce the first practical jet fighter, the twin-engine ME 262, which flies at 540 miles per hour, and the Boeing Company modifies its B-17 into the high-altitude Flying Fortress. Later it makes the 141-foot-wing
  • First jet-powered commercial aircraft

    The prototype De Havilland Comet makes its first flight on July 27. Three years latter it satrts as the first jet-powered commecial ariliner
  • Sound barrior broken

    Air Force pilot Captain Charles beomes the fastest man alive, Aircraft can now fly faster than the speed of sound.
  • Discovery of the area rule of aircraft design

    Discoved by Richard Whitcomb . This means aircraft can be designed with increse speed by decrasing drag without more power. this is used in most new aircrafts after this. later Richard goes on to invents winglets wich increases lift-to-drag ratio.
  • B-52 bomber

    Produced bby Boeing It can fly very long distances and carry 500,000 pounds.It has eight turbo engines.
  • First small jet aircraft to enter mass production

    The prototype learjet has its first flight. It is the first jet to go into mass production. It can carry seven people.
  • First fully automatic landing (ILS)

    In the UK the first planes was landed by the ILS automaticaly without the help of the piolets.
  • Boeing 747

    The first flight of the wide-body, turbofan-powered commercial airliner. it has become one of the most successful commercial airliners of all time.
  • Concorde SST is the first supersonic commercial airliner

    the airliner traveled twice the speed of sound and was only for the wealthy. After a huge accident the airliner is decomisioned.
  • B-2 bomber developed

    19th of July was the bombers first flight. it was made of meterials that can not be detected by radar. It is a flying wing design meaning there is no definitive fuselage.
  • First aircraft produced through computer-aided design and engineering

    Boeing designs the first plane through computer-aided design and engineering.
  • Airbus A380

    Airbus A380
    Larger and more ecanomical. 50% than a boeing 747 at take off.
  • first flight with IMA

    Intergrated modular avionics, is the advanced computedr that controls all aplications of the plane.