Wright Brothers' Path to First Flight Being Re-Created

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Kochersberger said "reverse engineering" is being used to design and build the gliders and all of the Wright brothers' other contraptions because the design is tweaked to match flight accounts from the time.

"I hope our efforts will inspire some young Orville and Wilbur Wrights," said Hyde.

"When you see what limited resources the Wright brothers had, it just shows how much can be done with a little creative thinking," said Kochersberger.

Hyde hopes to build and fly the 1903 Wright Flier at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 2003, which will mark the anniversary of 100 years of flight.

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