Wright Brothers Testing the 1902 Glider at Kill Devil Hills

Summary

The Wright brothers' 1902 glider was their third aircraft tested at Kitty Hawk in as many years. It was also the first built with aerodynamic calculations based on the Wrights' own wind tunnel tests. The improvements in performance were stunning. The brothers made more than 700 glides in 1902. Many were over 500 feet long, and some exceeded 600 feet.

The Wright brothers' 1902 glider was their third aircraft tested at Kitty Hawk in as many years. It was also the first built with aerodynamic calculations based on the Wrights' own wind tunnel tests. The improvements in performance were stunning. The brothers made more than 700 glides in 1902. Many were over 500 feet long, and some exceeded 600 feet.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.000 in

Width: 10.000 in

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