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Breguet Breguet-Richet Gyroplane No.II

Страна: Франция

Год: 1908


Breguet - Breguet-Richet Gyroplane - 1907 - Франция<– –>Breguet - No.1 / No.2 - 1909 - Франция

L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)

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Журнал Flight

Flight, January 9, 1909


"Breguet-Richet (No. 2)."

   Helicopter-aeroplane, combining the principles of the lifting screw with the aeroplane pure and simple. The screws are two in number, and are placed at an angle of 40 degs. to the vertical between the front and rear biplanes.
   They are driven by bevel gearing from a 50-h.p. 8-cyl. Antoinette engine placed transversely, and are stated to give a starting lift of 300 kilogs. with a horizontal pull of 250 kilogs. at 300 r.p m. Each screw has four flexible blades, and is 4.3 metres in diameter. Of the two main planes, the biplane at the rear has a spread of 14 metres, while the monoplane in front is 10 metres across; together (and with a few other smaller planes) a total of 60 sq. metres surface is provided. The rudder is behind, and the elevator in front beneath the fixed monoplane.
   Between the main plane are two horizontal steering planes, which twist in an inverse sense, and are controlled by a pedal. The machine weighs 550 kilogs., and has been constructed at Douai by M. Breguet; its frame is made entirely of steel. It is very large, and looks cumbersome, but is not very heavy for its dimensions.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The Breguet-Richet Gyroplane No 2. This machine is also difficult to puzzle out from the photographs. It did not fly, either.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The Gyroplane No 2bis, simplified somewhat from No 2.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
PARIS AERO SALON. - General view of the Breguet Helicopter-Aeroplane. The large inclined screws are visible in this illustration, as also is the transverse arrangement of the engine; but the machine as a whole is so large and in such an awkward position that it is impossible to convey a comprehensive idea of its construction by means of a photograph.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Breguet N 2