Orville Wright Quotes

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Born: 1871-08-19, Dayton, Ohio
Birth Country: USA
Died: , 1948-01-30
Occupation: Orville: Printer/publisher, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainerWilbur: Editor, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainer

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

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

The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center.
- Orville Wright

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.
- Orville Wright

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