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De Rouge Elytroplan-Lateron biplane concept......

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Wow, that is *weird*. I suppose you could class it as a 'canard', but the fore-plane would seem to lack control authority...
 
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I almost didn't even think it had any yaw authority either until I noticed that the rear end of the fuselage appears to have the ability to pivot like a rudder. How strange.
 

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Also from l'Aeronautique 12/1938,


here is the Rouge Elytroplan-Lateron concepts.
 

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Nik said:
Wow, that is *weird*. I suppose you could class it as a 'canard', but the fore-plane would seem to lack control authority...
Well it has a long enough lever arm... the big issue is probably the movement of the centre of drag forward... it might be more stable flying backward??
 

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Good decision my dear Jemiba,


and in TU index,many aircraft and projects designed by de Rouge.
 

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From Ailes 10/3/1951,

here is a strange three ideas from Mr. de Rouge.
 

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Reminds me of the Flying Flea which caused quite a craze - and looks every bit as lethal.

The yellow one is also reminiscent of the first British-built aeroplane to fly, S.F. Cody's British Army Aeroplane No.1, which featured a similar forward-mounted upper rudder that Cody called a "head rudder." He actually used it as a supplementary aileron to increase roll control authority. One trusts that de Rouge was similarly clued-up as to its action.
 
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