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1903 Wright Flyer (as restored in 1928 by Orville Wright) - Specifications

Construction

Wood, covered with two layers of uncoated linen fabric.

Wing Span

40 ft. 4 in. The right wing is four inches longer than the left wing, to compensate for the weight of the engine, which was mounted off center to the left of the pilot.

Wing Chord

6 ft. 6 in.

Wing Area

510 sq. ft.

Length

21 ft.

Height

9 ft. 3 in.

Crew

1

Empty Weight

605 lbs.

Gross Weight

750 lbs.

Engine

Horizontal 4-cylinder, water-cooled, 12 hp

Number built

1

Flights

7 December 1903, 10:35 AM to 12:00 PM

- 120 ft. in 12 seconds (Orville Wright)

- 175 ft. (Wilbur Wright)

- 200 ft. (Orville)

- 852 ft. in 59 seconds (Wilbur)

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