Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, July 8, 1903

1 have yours of 2d, and the copies of Flying. I knew the number for January was short, and had sent for two copies. They have arrived, so that I put one in the file and send you the other to keep.

I have completed the paper for the French review and will send you a copy in a few days.

What I desired to know is how you compute your glides. I have made a number of computations (using however 0.004 as coefficient of air resistance), and they indicate that your head resistance and area are more than stated by you. I will make a copy of these within a day or two and send them to you.

I am sorry that you did not keep Drzewiecki's paper longer. Can you suggest the best way of getting it published and discussed by those who know the subject? I notice that the Marine Engineers seldom discuss fully the papers read before them.

Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, July 12, 1903