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Wilbur Wright, [Diary Entry], 7 August 1901

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[7 August 1901 - Wilbur Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills, NC]

[Page 31]

Spent week in reconstructing front edge of machine and in experiment of lift & drift. Found drift or head resistance of framing reduced some three pounds as result of changes. Speed 18 miles per hour. As we had previously estimated this at 8 or 9 lbs., the new measurement brings it down to less than 6 lbs.

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Citation: Diary entry, August 1901. Diary of Wilbur 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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