Model of Wright brothers’ flyer lands at Air Museum

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[Excerpt] [Hendersonville, N.C.]—After 20 months of diligent work, 84-year-old Donald “Rube” Waddell brought his three-quarters scaled model of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s Flyer to the WNC Air Museum this past weekend.

The original flyer made its first successful flight on Dec. 17, 1903, and while it only went about 120 feet, Don Buck, former president of the museum, said its longest run went closer to 750 feet.

Buck said he is overjoyed to have the replica at the museum, hoping it will attract residents to come check it out with their families and infect children with “the flying bug.”

Read the story in the Times-News.