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Orville Wright

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.

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The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.

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We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp at Kill Devil Hill on Friday, the 25th.

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We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about one hundred feet north of the new building.

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In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.

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Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!

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If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.

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We estimated that we could make one of four cylinders with 4 inch bore and 4 inch stroke, weighing not over two hundred pounds, including all accessories.

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No data on air propellers was available, but we had always understood that it was not a difficult matter to secure an efficiency of 50% with marine propellers.

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A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.

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