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Wilbur Wright, [Diary Entry], May 1908
[4 May 1908, Monday - Wilbur Wright Diary, Kill
Devil Hills, NC]
[5 May 1908, Tuesday - Wilbur Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]
Cloudy. N.E. 8 m. 11 a.m. 9-11 Ĺ m. Afternoon drizzling.
We put on the tail and its adjuster and reset the front rudder framing & rudder in place. In the afternoon we ran the machine out of the shed and Orville practiced the operation of the new wing-twisting handles in a wind of 8 or 9 meters per sec., the machine standing on the rail. About noon Mr. Salley, a Norfolk reporter, came over from Manteo with another Capt. Midgett, a nephew of the Walter Midgett of the Kill Devil Life Saving Station. He had been instructed by one of the New York papers to investigate the reports sent out several days ago of some sensational flights, one of which was said to have extended out over the ocean a distance of ten miles. It drizzled more or less during the afternoon
and rained some during the night.
Weather Data for 5 May 1908
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