Wright Again

Wright Again

Building The New Rudder - Saturday, October 4, 1902

The History: The winds were too light to fly today.

Dan Tate brought a telegram from Octave Chanute. Chanute and his assistant, Augustus Herring, would attempt to get on a boat in Elizabeth City.

The Wrights began working on the vertical rudder. Instead of two surfaces, the new tail will only have one surface. Orville estimates that it will be 5 feet by 14 inches.

Their supplies are low; they "have neither butter nor bacon, and the canned goods are at a low ebb."


September, 1902 Original 2 Piece Fixed Tail Acted Like A Boat's Keel


October, 1902 Modified 1 Piece Vertical Rudder

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