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From the Trait d'Union #144 Jul-Aug.1992, the Albessard Quadriavion was presented in 1934 with six 500hp engines, fot the Paris-Hanoi race of 1936. Span x Length: 27m x 32m, Weights: 6500kg empty, 12000kg full, max.speed 400km/h, range 1,500km, for 18 passengers with crew of 4.
 

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A great N.A.C.A. report on the Albessard Triavion:

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19930090681_1993090681.pdf
 

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And;


http://aviatechno.free.fr/bib/images.php?image=113&ann=7
 

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The Albessard Aerobus of March 1914.

Span 36'
Length more than 39'
Empty Weight 1,653lbs
Engine One 100hp Anzani radial
Accommodation 3

"The aircraft was fitted with a pendulum device to provide automatic stability"

No further information.

Source :- 'Aeroplane Monthly', March 1982, page 153

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Splendid, thanks! This was a pretty advanced concept for its time I think.
 

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Ah, this is interesting.

So Albessard had two phases:

- The tandem wing design (with similar span, and shape) with automatic stabilisation (using a pendulum system)

- The post-war triavione (with shorter span rear wing, and a symmetrical narrower cord inner section to the front wing)

So both designs would have a greater permissible cg shift due to the tandem configuration, however the triavion would have introduced a lot of characteristics (dependent on airfoil). So they are vary different designs!

Is this correct?

Does anyone know if the Albessard designs had provisions for variable incidence? Or even had different incidence between the wings in L'aerobus? I'm trying to figure out the bracing wire arrangement...

P.S. Albessard appears to have also experimented with using suspended some distance from the fuselage (e.g. in La Balancelle and in some of the later patent/concept work which indicates that this idea was still being considered).
 

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Avimimus said:
Does anyone know if the Albessard designs had provisions for variable incidence? Or even had different incidence between the wings in L'aerobus? I'm trying to figure out the bracing wire arrangement...
Hi Avimimus,

I check from many TU issues,spoke about Albessard designs,but I found nothing about that.
 

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Aha! Thank you Hesham - I must have imagined it then (or confused it with another project from the same era)!
 

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Tophe said:
From the Trait d'Union #144 Jul-Aug.1992, the Albessard Quadriavion was presented in 1934 with six 500hp engines, fot the Paris-Hanoi race of 1936. Span x Length: 27m x 32m, Weights: 6500kg empty, 12000kg full, max.speed 400km/h, range 1,500km, for 18 passengers with crew of 4.
Hi,

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala%20d'Italia/L'ALA%20D'ITALIA%201934%20012.pdf
 

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This article has a nice 90 degree side view of the Aerobus/Autostable and a front view of La Balancelle:
http://aviatechno.net/bib/images.php?image=121&ann=7

I still haven't found a three view of the Aerobus - so let me know if you spot one.
 

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Hi,

here is a Multi fuselage and a Multi wing Airplane Projects,designed by Albessard.

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/historical-documents/brevet-d-invention-aeroplanes-autostables-joseph-albessard-3-pages-et-2-planches-de-plan-aviation-avion-aeronautique-234477407.html
 

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Avimimus said:
This article has a nice 90 degree side view of the Aerobus/Autostable and a front view of La Balancelle:
http://aviatechno.net/bib/images.php?image=121&ann=7

I still haven't found a three view of the Aerobus - so let me know if you spot one.
By the way,

his activities continued until 1936.
 

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Hi,

http://aviatechno.net/bib/images.php?image=121&ann=7
 

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Footage of the Albessard Aerobus flying! Also showing entry and exit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkSuwirPFNw
 
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