Wright Again

Wright Again

More Glides And More Company - Wednesday, October 1, 1902

The History: Sailing on the Lou Willis, George Spratt arrived at the campsite today. The winds blew from 4-7 meters per second today.

Lorin (Wilbur and Orville's older brother) went fishing and caught an eel and a fish called a "robin".

Here is a sample of their gliding tests from the west side of Big Hill. (WW is Wilbur Wright and OW is Orville Wright.)

Operator
Distance [feet]
Time [seconds]
Angle
WW
180 9 4/5 6°50´
WW
93 3 3/5
Sudden Landing
OW
142 8 7°20´
OW
162 8 3/5 5°50´
WW
320 Estimated 25 seconds;
Very Slow
7°50´
OW
183 9
OW
123 5 1/4 7°40´
OW
176 9 1/2 6°40´
OW
202 9 1/2 6°25´
WW
226 11 4/5 9°10´


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