Wright brothers assignment

Wright brothers assignment - The flying machine would have...

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Memo To: Jack Friery From: Date: December 10, 2011 Re: Heavier-Than-Air Flying Machine This contract was between Willbur and Orville Wright (The Wright Brothers) as the offerors, and the United States of America, as the offeree. The offeree was represented by Chas. S. Wallace, Captain, Signal Corps, United States Army. The Wright Brothers would be paid the sum of $25,000 for the construction of one heavier than air flying machine according to the written specifications. The Wright Brothers agreed that until the machine went through inspection by the offeree, payment would not be delivered, and even then, the offeree had the right to reject defective articles or supplies. In summary, bidders should construct a heavier than air flying machine according to the specifications, and the United States reserved the right to reject any proposals.
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Unformatted text preview: The flying machine would have to be tested and would only be accepted after the successful trial. Dimensions were subject to the manufacturer. The flying machine should be easy to assemble in about an hour. It would have to carry 2 people, weight about 350 pounds and flight 125 miles at about 45 miles per hour. The flying machine had to remain in the air for at least one hour and land without damage and ready to start another flight. 3 trials would be allowed for speed and 3 trials for endurance. Both trials would be conducted within 30 days from delivery at manufacturer’s expense. The device should work in any country or environment and should provide safety features in case of an accident. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course LAW 203 taught by Professor Dunlap during the Spring '04 term at UCSD.

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