No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.
We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp at Kill Devil Hill on Friday, the 25th.
We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about one hundred feet north of the new building.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
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.
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.
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.