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We get far more letters than we can
possibly print and we’ve decided to
extend our “Airdrop” letter section on
to the web, where we’ll run all of those
we get. So many of the letters include
additional information on subjects
in the magazine that we think it’s
important that they be accessible to
our readers. Some of the experiences
recounted by readers are mini-articles
in themselves. Also, readers often
have important information that can
be used in correcting something we’ve
said in print. All good stu;!
FREE Wright Flyer Drawing
;is wonderful Wylam drawing of the Wright
Flyer from the Air Age Media Archives will
answer a lot of technical questions about
how wing warping works and the geometry
of things like the flying/landing wires and
the dimensions of the canard and rudder
surfaces. ;e three-view is so complete a
model could easily be built from this single
sheet. Even better, the quality of the PDF is
so high, you could print it and frame it. Who
cares if they were the first to fly, the Wrights
were the first to make a truly controllable
airplane and this drawing shows how they
did it. ;e control system is obviously well
thought out and viable.