The Wright Brothers are famous for being leaders in the field of aviation, and this was made possible through the simple but successful Wright Flyer "Kitty Hawk." Although it employed a simple design, it is the aircraft that launched thousands of pilot-controlled planes. It became the first in a series of aircraft with the capability for sustained flight. The 1903 Kitty Hawk made a total of only four short flights with its four-cylinder engine that gave it a boost of 16hp for approximately 15 seconds, and then dropped to less than 12hp. The engine powered two twin-blade propeller systems that turned in opposite directions. The Kitty Hawk was also known as Flyer I, and it was followed by two other aircraft by the Wright Brothers—the Flyer II and Flyer III. The final version featured revised pilot controls that significantly improved handling and maneuverability.
No collector in his right mind would pass up the chance to own probably the most important piece of aviation history. The Wright Flyer Kitty Hawk is the aircraft of all aircraft—providing the impetus that led to the development of more advanced aircraft. This perfectly sculpted and meticulously detailed wood model airplane is truly a must-have, since no collection would be truly complete without it.