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Orville Wright, [Diary Entry], October 1911

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[16 October 1911, Monday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]

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12-14 miles from N.E.

West Hill: 3 glides. Shot up at landing and dropped about 6 feet bending rear center uprights. Horizontal rudder too small. Vert. rudder too small. [...] Put on a vane on front upright. Vane was one of rear rudder

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planes of 1905 machine . . . .

Kill Devil Hill: After one glide, in which I pitched forward out of machine, put on large rudder . . . using center of 1905 rudder. Afterward made glide of 637 ft. in curved line, [plus] 586 ft. in straight line. [...] Time 23 seconds.

Weather Data for 16 October 1911



[17 October 1911, Tuesday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]

Wind 10 mi. southeast. Glides on West Hill.

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Ogilvie glided . . . 473 ft. Ogilvie 3 glides. O.W. [Orville Wright] 2.

Weather Data for 17 October 1911

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Citation: Diary entry, October 1911. Diary of Edward Huffaker, 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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