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Offline Skyblazer

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #195 on: August 15, 2015, 01:19:27 pm »
I think we've had it before on the forum.

It is the 1912 Bédélia.
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The firm Bedelia (B + D + lia) founded by Bourbeau and Devaux was known for its small 2-seater automobiles known as voiturettes. Although reported to have been working on flying boats since 1908, their first and only design appeared first at the 1912 Salon de la Locomotion Aérienne. It was ambitious and unsuccessful, a small-span all-steel biplane with a short wide teardrop-shaped hull of rectangular section, on top of which was mounted the biplane cellule. The 2 wings were supported on 4 vertical struts, almost side-curtains, with interplane ailerons, Curtiss-style, mounted behind the outermost struts. The large tailplane was mounted on 2 similar struts, with the rudder between them. A 4-cylinder uncowled 50 hp Clerget sat next to the pilot in the hull, driving an overhead shaft which ran between the upper wing and the tailplane, with the pusher propeller just forward of the tailplane leading edge. On occasion the Bedelia appeared fitted with wheels and 2 long skids reaching far ahead of the hull.
  Bourbeau and Devaux founded a hydroplane center on the coast of Picardy, without much success; at the time, they modified the Bedelia with a tractor propeller, smaller struts without the side-curtains, twin tail-booms and twin rudders.
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #196 on: August 15, 2015, 01:37:32 pm »
Thanks Skyblazer...
...this was my question long time ago! ;)
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #197 on: August 16, 2015, 04:25:46 am »
Thank you Skyblazer,


but as you see the second picture differs a little from the first one,maybe some modifications.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #198 on: August 16, 2015, 04:31:54 am »
From AFM 02,


here is anther unknown aircraft ?.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #199 on: October 13, 2015, 12:31:23 am »

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #200 on: January 20, 2016, 01:59:11 pm »
Lelièvre Monoplane 1912-13

The designer of this rather unusual aeroplane was one of the earliest French enthusiast pilots with a French Brevet number of 29. Lieutenant Eugene Lelièvre of the 5th Artillery Regiment conceived a monoplane that was built by Vendôme. A contemporary postcard records the first flight as 1 March 1913.

The pilot entered the aeroplane plane by means of a narrow side door opening.  The engine was installed very low and drove the large propeller placed higher up alongside the wing via a chain (see patent drawing attached).  The monoplane flew several times to Issy-les-Moulineaux in early 1913 and crashed a few months later, in the August.

Only the single example was built.

General characteristics

Engine:  50 h.p.
Wing Span: 9.5 m
Wing Area: 22 sq m

Sources:

   Pioniere der Fruhen Luftfahrt by Schmitt and Schwipps (Gondrom) ISBN 3-8112-1189-7

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #201 on: January 21, 2016, 12:24:52 am »
And in flight:

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #202 on: March 02, 2016, 05:19:30 am »
Hi,

this odd airplane was designed by Monsieur de Richmond,I don't know if it was a French
or not ?,page 31;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=6fb2w7clkfEC&printsec=frontcover&hl=ar&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #203 on: March 04, 2016, 06:46:11 am »
Hi,

this odd airplane was designed by Monsieur de Richmond,I don't know if it was a French
or not ?,page 31;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=6fb2w7clkfEC&printsec=frontcover&hl=ar&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Dumbo?

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Re: Little-Known French Projects and Prototypes
« Reply #204 on: March 07, 2016, 04:29:13 am »

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Re: Little-Known French Projects and Prototypes
« Reply #205 on: April 18, 2016, 07:04:27 am »
Hi,

does anyone hear about French helicopter,called Boneaux,maybe a Project ?,I don't
sure if the spelling is right or not ?.

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Re: Little-Known French Projects and Prototypes
« Reply #206 on: April 24, 2016, 08:59:45 am »
Hi,

the de Marcay Type-3 was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter with Hispano-Suiza 300hp engine,
apparently unfinished.

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Re: Little-Known French Projects and Prototypes
« Reply #207 on: April 30, 2016, 05:06:29 am »
Great project the Guillemin, incorporated flaps that little plane ...!

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #208 on: May 17, 2016, 10:22:24 am »
A Pescara project :

(page 19)

http://fr.calameo.com/read/0001240572ae5a05fb9e5

My dear Richard,

this Project mentioned in TU magazine.

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Re: Little-Known French Projects and Prototypes
« Reply #209 on: June 28, 2016, 01:59:57 am »
The Guillemin is a very interesting surprise for me, especially his wing with his "Flaps and Slaps" something very rarely seen in lighter and more planes in those years

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