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In Search of the Real Wright Flyer

Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?

Other Flyers created for takeoff include a reproduction from Carnesville, Georgia, built by John Reynolds and slated to fly at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in August, and a replica by engineering students at Utah State University for Dayton’s celebration in July. And on December 17, 2003, the Wright Redux Association of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, will launch its machine from the lawn of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

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