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Offline Deltafan

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French flying saucer
« on: March 01, 2007, 02:44:44 pm »
For our french readers about flying saucers  ;D

Our secretproject's member JC Carbonel scripts soon an article in the next AIR MAGAZINE : :)

http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/article1547.html

But i don't know about what french flying saucer project (Coanda ? Couzinet ? Payen ? Other ?)  ??? :


"La première soucoupe volante faillit être française... (J-C. Carbonel)"

In english it's maybe :

"The first flying saucer could have been french..."


I want to believe ;) 
« Last Edit: March 01, 2007, 02:49:52 pm by Deltafan »

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Re: French flying saucer
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 10:48:44 pm »
My tip is RC-360 Aerodyne, manufactured in 1955.

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Re: French flying saucer
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 02:43:51 am »
I think, too... I remember an article in le Fana some years ago (circa april 1999, the one wth the T-3 recon aircrafts on cover... what a memeory I have  ;D )
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Re: French flying saucer
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 07:44:36 am »
I hope for the Payen Pa.64 ....  :P
Perhaps there would be an explanation, what it would use
on the ground, wheels, struts, skids ....   and then another
gap could be filled !
(from Alain Pelletiers "Les Ailes Volantes")
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Ooops ! Sorry, clicked on the wrong attachement !   
And no source given, too !!    ::)
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It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: French flying saucer
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2007, 07:46:55 am »
If we see an old article of JCC in this link of Aerostories' website, the RC 360 seems to be the favorite :)

http://aerostories.free.fr/dossiers/ADAV/page11.html


Wait and see 8)
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Re: French flying saucer
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 03:31:33 am »
It seems that our solutions were not good :o

JCC on the whatifmodelers forum about the flying saucer article in Air Mag :

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I have an article on Capazza's lenticular airship designs (pre WW1).
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I found this on the net :

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CAPAZZA, Louis Henri            FRANCE          (1862-1928)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-U/AH/AT/AZ.         Semi-Professional balloonist, 1900-1906 era.
Dilettante, playboy, inventor; Lived in Belgium; Immigrated to the USA about 1920.
b: 1862 Bastia Corsica;
d: 1928 New York, NY.
p: Engineer, Traffic Superintendent for French Railways.
f: First B-Ascent 14 Nov.1886 from Marseille FRA; First B-Flight & Para-descent 1892 from Villette France; Pilot of Airship "Lebaudy" in France; Made more than 35 B-ascents in lifetime.
l: Made many flights in Britain 1891-92, France 1893-94; Designed a "flying saucer" shaped airship; Inventor of a parachute, made two jumps.
h: Croix de Ghevalier de son ordre, from the King Leopold-II of Belgium for research on balloon safety. ***Epic flight attempt Aug.1892 from Hendon, ENG. Balloon slipped out of the net, and launched without him. The crowd turned into an angry mob, and tried to kill him. ***Epic flight Aug.1892?from New York, NY in "Jupiter." Unique balloon used a large parachute in place of the traditional net. Launched from the Villette Gas Works, the balloon was purposely ripped in flight, allowing the aeronaut to descend safely. ***Epic flight 14 Nov.1899 from Marseille (FRA) in "Gabizos." Attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea; landed in Appietto Corsica. ***Epic flight attempt 7 May 1903. Balloon caught fire on inflation.
r: SA-67:134, Aug.27,1892; LT-5 Sep,1892.

And we can see M. Capazza and a drawing of one balloon here :

http://corsicanostra.free.fr/capezzaetfondere.htm