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Offline hesham

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Re: Bicycle-based aircraft (or would-be aircraft)
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2016, 08:03:40 am »
Here is a Flying bike from designer,maybe called Motta,but what was thsi rotoplane
in picture 5 ?.

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala%20d'Italia/L'ALA%20D'ITALIA%201937%2008.pdf

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Re: Bicycle-based aircraft (or would-be aircraft)
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2018, 04:14:59 pm »
On another forum that I frequent, the aeroplane (?) illustrated below is vexing many people. The two photographs apparently have been offered for sale on eBay. It is supposed to be the Jarty Aviette of 1935 and the annotation on the reverse of the first photograph claims that was taken at Villacoublay on 17 July 1940. Apparently the second photograph is cropped but it is claimed that in its uncropped form, there is a man shown standing to the right of the aeroplane and its upper wing is in line with his mid chest. Thus if it's a manned aeroplane, the likelihood is the pilots other than midgets did not need to apply to fly it! Thus it may be a model - but if so it's a large scale offering - or a scale prototype of a project that did not get off the ground (actually and metaphorically). Apparently there's mention made of it in 'le Trait d'Union' (issue no. 215 of May/June 2004) - which I haven't seen - and in the Smithsonian NASA Museum archives - from which I'm too far to access. So can any of the experts on this forum say whether the photographs are of the Jarty Aviette; and if so, whether that which is illustrated is a manned aeroplane, a scale protype, a model or what; and shed any more light on the Jarty Aviette. Finally if someone with access to the issue of 'le Trait d'Union', in which mention is made of the Jarty Aviette, will post the relevant extract, that will be most helpful. 
 

Another photo of this strange machine

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-kleines-franz-Beute-Flugzeug-am-Flugplatz-VILLACOUBLAY-Frankreich/392134978132

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Re: Bicycle-based aircraft (or would-be aircraft)
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2018, 12:17:45 pm »
The image shows Gabriel Poulain.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Poulain
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Gabriel Poulain was a French champion cyclist. He made several attempts to achieve human-powered flight and in July 1921 won a prize of 10,000 francs awarded by Peugeot for a flight of ten metres at a height of one metre, on a bicycle with two wing planes in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
The winged bicycle was not Mr Peugeot's design.

A little more on M Poulain's aerial exploits - from The Aeroplane of 22 June 1921.