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invention for three-axial control, using twisting of the wing for lateral balance. The idea of hinged surfaces at the ends of the wings could have been derived from observations of birds or from other independent reasoning. We also wonder why Selfridge had no provision for lateral balance in his "Red Wing," because he had previously written to the Wright brothers and been told to obtain a copy of their patent [[strikethrough]] wherein is [[strikethrough]] which contained a very clear description of their means of control.(This paragraph is an editorial comment and not in the original Morehouse manuscript.)
The Association's second powered airplane was somewhat similar in general appearance to their first but did not have the addition of ailerons. It was Baldwin's design, powered with the same engine as [[strikethrough]] in [[strikethrough]] the "Red Wing." With the ice gone from the lake, this craft was mounted on small motorcycle-type wheels. Baldwin named it the "White Wing," and made the first flight on May 18th, then both Selfridge and Curtiss flew it. McCurdy and his first trial /[[strikethrough]] at flight[[strikethrough]] take off on May 18th but did not attain a successful fight; the machine [[strikethrough]] being [[strikethrough]] was wrecked, but without personal injury.
The third airplane was designed with the principal ideas originating with [[strikethrough]] from [[strikethrough]] Curtiss. It was completed on May 26th and named the "June Bug." Again, the same engine was used. Curtiss flew it first on June 20th for three flights: 456, 417, and 1266 feet respectively. This airplane flew so successfully that the Associates decided to [[strikethrough]] try for [[strikethrough]] enter the [[strikethrough]] trophy offered by the [[strikethrough]] Scientific American magazine competition for the [[strikethrough]] for the [[strikethrough]] first [[strikethrough]] flight of an [[strikethrough]] officially observed airplane [[strikethrough]] for [[strikethrough]] flight of a kilometer in a straight line (3,281 feet).*
Curtiss accomplished the required distance in the "June Bug," on the Fourth of July, 1908, actually flying 5,360 feet (80 feet more than a mile). [[strikethrough]] The "June Bug" prove to be a successful airplane and [[strikethrough]] Four of the members (excepting Dr. Bell) obtained very useful and extensive flying practice in the "June Bug." [[strikethrough]] it. [[strikethrough]] McCurdy developed his "first wings" soloing on this airplane.
At Fort Myer, Virginia, where Orville Wright was demonstrating the Type-A Flyer to the Army, Lt. Selfridge was [[strikethrough]] to be [[strikethrough]] the passenger on September 13th, 1908. After making three circuits/[[strikethrough]] of[[strikethrough]] above the drill field, [[strikethrough]] suddenly [[strikethrough]] the airplane suddenly nosed over and crashed. Orville was badly injured and Selfridge suffered a sever concussion, never regaining consciousness. [[strikethrough]] dying in about two hours in the Ft. Myer hospital. [[strikethrough]] His death was a severe shock to Doctor and Mrs. Bell and to the Associates. 
* at this time the longest flight by the Wright brothers was [[strikethrough]] for [[strikethrough]] nearly 25 miles but they did not [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[strikethrough]] enter this competition.
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