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Orville Wright, [Diary Entry], September 1902

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[9 September 1902, Tuesday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

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Worked 8 hours each on machine. Fastened ribs to frame and put on cloth. Wind of 40 miles at 12 o’clock and during the night.

Weather Data for 9 September 1902

[10 September 1902, Wednesday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Worked about 5 ˝ hours each, tacking and sewing on cloth. At 5 p.m. took surface out for test of efficiency [...]

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Surface complete except part of covering to rear spar.

Weather Data for 10 September 1902

[11 September 1902, Thursday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Completed covering rear spar. Erected poles for testing angles at various velocities of wind. Tests not satisfactory [...]

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Dan Tate spent day in lathing up cracks in building. [...]

Weather Data for 11 September 1902

[12 September 1902, Friday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Worked eight hours each on machine. Put

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on ribs and cloth. Took out upper surface on Big Hill a little before noon. Find that much better results are obtained by walking with machine. [...]

Weather Data for 12 September 1902

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Citation: Diary entry, September 1902. Diary of Orville Wright, Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
Location: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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