Reproduction From Smithonian Plans
I have never been more moved than when I read the Inscription on the 1903 flyer at the Smithsonian Institution it reads:
THE ORIGINAL WRIGHT BROTHERS AEROPLANE THE WORLD'S FIRST POWER-DRIVEN, HEAVIER-THAN-AIR MACHINE IN WHICH MAN MADE FREE, CONTROLLED, AND SUSTAINED FLIGHT INVENTED AND BUILT BY WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT FLOWN BY THEM AT KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA DECEMBER 17, 1903 BY ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH THE WRIGHT BROTHERS DISCOVERED THE PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN FLIGHT AS INVENTORS, BUILDERS, AND FLYERS THEY FURTHER DEVELOPED THE AEROPLANE, TAUGHT MAN TO FLY, AND OPENED THE ERA OF AVIATION
At that moment, I knew I had to have a piece of this in my home to remind me of this great feeling. I have loved flying since I crashed off my roof on sheet rock wings at a very early age. This propeller gives me inspiration every day and is also a beautiful work of art to be enjoyed. The Wright Brothers have always been my heroes and inspire me as an artisan, an inventor, a designer, adventurer, an entrepreneur and most of all, an American.
Someone from The Wizard Academy in Austin, TX suggested that we include blueprints with each propeller sold. We think this is a great idea and will include one with each propeller starting now. We have ordered additional blueprint sets from the Smithonian Air and Space Museum.