The Wright Flyer, which can be found within the Museum of Technology, was the first powered, sustained, controlled, and heavier-than-air craft that had been flown by humans. It was designed by the brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright and was flown four times in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.
The Wright brothers had been attempting to create an airplane for some time by the dawn of the Wright Flyer, mainly experimenting with gliders. They funded their research with the profits from their brand of bicycles. The first successful flight marked the start of aviation history and the Wright Flyer is seen as the first if not the father of, modern airplanes.
In 2277, the Wright Flyer can be found on the floor of the Museum of Technology in a destroyed and shattered state. It is surrounded by other significant pre-War crafts such as the Valiant 11 lunar lander and a P-51 Mustang.
The Wright Flyer appears only in Fallout 3.
- Wright Flyer on Wikipedia
- Museum of Technology placard:
"The aircraft above is the original Wright Flyer I designed by Orville and Wilbur Wright. On December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the vehicle preformed its maiden flight for a mere 12 seconds, covering a distance of only 120 feet. This historic event marked the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight."