Thursday, March 02, 2006
When i see the word "Flight",i will think of aeroplanes.That was a very rare word for people in the past as there are a few or none aeroplanes at all and the planes in the past did not have any safety at all and they can only accomodate a few people only.Now i would say some of the history of airplanes.
To say simply that the Wright brothers invented the airplane would be disrespectful to the long years of scientific research and hard work put in by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their story reads like the proverbial American dream where two honest, hardworking men, armed with nothing but their intelligence and determination made one of the most significant discoveries of the twentieth century.Wilbur and Orville were born to Milton and Susan Wright. It was their father who initiated and encouraged the brothers’ interest in airplanes. In 1878 Milton Wright returned from a work related trip with a rubber band powered helicopter. The Wright brothers even at a young age immediately studied the model helicopter and started building replicas.Around 1896, when the Wright brothers were successfully managing their bicycle company, the newspapers started carrying many stories about the invention of gliders and inventors who were trying to fly. This triggered the imagination of both brothers. They noticed that all the aircrafts developed till then lacked controls. To start their venture, Wilbur wrote a letter to the Smithsonian Institution requesting for all the information on flight experiments that they had. Subsequently, in 1899 the brothers developed a simple system to warp the wings of a biplane. Warping meant that the plane could be controlled and rolled left or right as required. They tested this system on a series of gliders they developed. The Wright brothers used Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to test the various models they built. They launched two gliders in 1900 and 1901 but were disappointed with the performance due to lack of lift and control. The brothers went back to the drawing board and spent the winter of 1901-1902 designing a wind tunnel and conducting experiments to figure out the best wing shape. This allowed them to build a glider with plenty of lift. Towards the end of 1902 they launched their third glider with roll, pitch and yaw controls.The next winter was spent in designing a gasoline engine small and powerful enough to propel an aircraft. Their mechanic Charlie Taylor was a great help in designing the engine. They also designed the first ever airplane propellers and finally built a new, powered aircraft. However, the road to success was not so easy. They suddenly found themselves competing with Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He had also built a powered aircraft and had investment funding to help his ventures. Luckily for the Wright brothers, Langley’s two attempts at launching his airplane failed miserably and put him out of competition.Other problems were not quite so easily resolved. The weather misbehaved and there was nothing much they could do about it. Something in their control however, was the propeller. The propeller shafts broke on the first attempt and the drive sprockets were too loose on the second try. On the third try one of the propeller shafts cracked. Orville finally resolved the problem by using spring steel to make a new set of shafts. The aircraft was ready and they called it the Flyer.After two unsuccessful attempts, the Wright brothers made aeronautical history on December 17th, 1903. Orville Wright took the Flyer for a 12 second sustained flight covering 120 feet. In the next few hours the brothers made 4 flights the longest of which was 852 feet. Thus, the Wright brothers invented the airplane and much more! Now we have a lot more advance planes bigger and more advance than the old ones.
I had took aerooplanes for around 4 times.It was fun but only on the first time,i was a bit scared as i was afraid that it might just crash and i would kick the bucket.haha.The longest trip is to gold coast i slept for around 20 odd hours before reaching there and the food in the plane is delicious especially the steak.I hope to take it again either on this year or next year.Hopefully.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The word song makes me think of popular celebrities such as Jay Chou,Sefanie Sun,Lin Jun Jie and many more, songs are nice to listen and whenever u feel stress, songs will help u reduce it. I remember last year when my Final Year examination was coming, i felt stress almost everyday. So the only thing that I can do is to listen to
Songs as it can help me in reducing my stress and help me to be more concentrate on what I am studying. So songs has helped me to do well for my exams and I am grateful to it.
I also listen to songs when I am riding my K Bike so I can fell relax on my bike and I will not feel tired even i have rode it for very long. I also listen to song when I am doing my school homework so that I will not feel bored as there are music coming towards my ear. I also listen to songs whenever I feel bored at home or when I am going to sleep as it can help me to relax my mind and gradually made me to sleep soundly.
Songs also help people to earn a lot of money. People like Jay Chou and Lin Jun Jie. They are earning big money every day for the songs they sing and write and for the concert they held. Other than that companies that help this people to become famous also earn lots of money for all the albums sold. Not only that those people who sell music associated things such as ear pieces, I pods and others earn lots of money too.
So songs is a very important thing in life,without it,people will feel very bored and they will not be any enjoyment anymore.
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Thursday, January 26, 2006
The word 'gracious' reminds me when the first day i went my primary school.I have been a very rude boy since i started to talk when i was 3 years old.Whenever i see my relative or friend,i will never call them auntie,uncle or whatever name i should call them.Instead i will call them 'oi' or any words that is very rude to them.My parents dont tell me to be polite as they thought that i was still small that time and i will not understand the meaning of being polite and they always say that i will learn to be a polite boy when i grow up whether is my teacher teach me or any other people.But true enough i learn to be polite when i was in primary one.But when i was in PAP,i did not became polite but instead i was very rude.I scold my friends and teachers whenever they say about me and even attempt to beat them and not only that whenever they greet the teacher i will not even bother to greet her but continue doing what i was doing.The teacher could just stand there at do nothing as i am still young and they could not do anything like to cane or scold me as we may feel sad and not to go to school anymore.So they only encourage me not to be rude to them and just simply let me off.But normally i would not even care about it cause i have been rude since young and this bad habit of mine would not change unless i really got a severe punishment.But when i was in primary,my bad habit is starting to change for the better.I remember on the first day of school.I tried to be rude to the teacher but to no avail.The teacher scolded me and said that if i continue to be like that they will inform my parents about this and will also cane me and i was scare.So from that day onwards i promise myself not to be rude to anyone.I also started to learnb a lot of polite words such as 'hi' and many more.Now i am in secondary 3, and i am not rude anymore thanks to the teacher who scolded me in primary one.So now whenever i hear the word 'gracious',i will remeber the incident when i was young and be kind and polite to anyone i see no matter who they all.
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Thursday, January 12, 2006
Orange is my favorite colour have been loving this colour since the age of 2 when my mum gave me eat the fruit orange.I see the colour and was in love with it.I feel that the orange give me a very pleasant feeling.Whenever i see the clour,no matter how sad i am,i will still let out a smile from my mouth.Thats why when during Chinese New Year i will never be sad as i always see the colour whenever i go visit my relatives' house.I remeber when i was small,i always ask my mother to buy toys which is orange in colour no matter how much it is.She will always buy it cause she knows that when she buy it for me,i will finish up the food she made for me tonight no matter how it taste.When i was at the age of 9,i even request my mum to paint the my room orange.She promise me to paint my room and i was so happy.My hands are never tired when i paint my rooom as orange give me the power to stay energetic no matter how tired i am.So orange is my favorite colour and i will forever love it!!!Oh Yeah!!! Orange is also my favourite food.I have been loving this fruit since the age of 1 when my mum made for me the dish name mash orange with rice cereals.From that day onwards i everyday must at least take a bite of it or not my mood will be in a very bad mood and tends to cry a lot.So no matter what,my mother would buy for me oranges whenever she go to the market.I like orange as it is very juicy and nice to eat.I like it more when my mother blends the orange into juice.The taste of it i will never ever forget when i take the first sip at the age of 3 when my mother bought a new blendder.So the fruit orange and orange juice is my favouite food and drink and i will forever love it!!!Oh Yeah!!!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006
OK..First i recommend myself yo u all...My name is Kent Chan Wei Ming...I am from Junyuan Scondary school and i am from 3e3...i stay in tampines and i like to ride my k bike and play soccer..ok tats all dudes...bye bye..CHAO...
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