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Orville Wright, [Diary Entry], October 1902

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[1 October 1902, Wednesday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]

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We made the following glides [24 total] on the west slope of the Big Hill [...]

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The wind during these glides was blowing from four to seven meters per second.

Spratt arrived in the afternoon, coming down on the Lou Willis. L.W. [Lorin Wright] spent afternoon in fishing. Caught one “robin” and an eel.

Weather Data for 1 October 1902

[2 October 1902, Thursday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]

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[...] Stayed up till 10 o’clock discussing “tangential” with Spratt.

Weather Data for 2 October 1902

[3 October 1902, Friday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]

Lorin and Spratt went fishing, spending the whole morning in catching enough crabs for bait for a short time’s fishing in the afternoon. They returned about 4 o’clock p.m. with an eel, and a few small chubs and robins, and a good deal of sunburn.

The wind was very low, and after making a number of glides we were compelled to quit. No record was kept of the morning glides and only a few of those

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of [in] the afternoon [...]

While lying awake last night, I studied out a new vertical rudder.

Weather Data for 3 October 1902

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Citation: Diary entry, October 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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