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Wright Brothers Day

December 17, 2021 5:49 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

Telegraph, Orville Wright to Bishop Milton Wright, Kitty Hawk, December 17, 1903

Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty-one mile wind started from level with engine power alone average speed through air thirty-one miles longest fifty-seven seconds inform press home Christmas.

Telegrapher typo, the longest flight was actually 59 seconds.

1903 Wright Flyer

  • Span 40' 4"
  • Length 21' 1"
  • Height 9'
  • Chord 6' 6"
  • Gap 6' 6"
  • Camber 1/20
  • Wing area 510 sq ft
  • Weight 605 lb
  • Power 12 hp, 170 lb, 4-cyl Wright

(via Gary Hinze)

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