The Flyer was tested on November 4, 1903. It had a 12 horsepower engine that they built, it weighed 170 pounds. With the rest of the plane the grand total was 750 pounds. The test was a disaster. The propellers broke off and they also broke the shafts. The new shafts came on November 20 but they still couldn't fly because the engine wasn't getting the gasoline it needed. The brothers fixed it. Then the propellers cracked. The brothers fixed that to. Then the weather wasn't cooperating at all. So they just had to wait. The weather was getting colder and they chance of flight was getting slimmer. Finally on December 13 the weather called them to fly, but the brothers did not fly because they did not want to break the Sabbath. Again on December 14 the weather called the brothers. Wilbur won the coin toss and the plane was airborne. The flight did not last long. Wilbur landed hard and broke a ski but was soon fixed. Orville hit true success on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. He flew 12 seconds and landed gently, he flew 120 feet.
Then Wright brothers connect to present day because they pioneered in aviation and flight. They helped start the study of aerodynamics and make accurate charts of wing designs and their properties. Without the brothers we would not have such an advanced form of airplane transportation.