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The Wright Brothers have designed their first aircraft: a small, biplane glider flown as a kite to test their solution for controlling the craft: wing warping. Wing warping is a method of arching the wingtips slightly to control the aircraft's rolling motion and balance.

Following this successful glider test, the Wrights are planning to build a full-size glider. They have selected Kitty Hawk, North Carolina as their test site because of its wind, sand, hilly terrain and remote location.

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