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Gregoire-Gyp Type 1909

Страна: Франция

Год: 1909

Grapperon - monoplane - 1911 - Франция<– –>Gregoire-Gyp - Type 1910 - 1910 - Франция


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


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Журнал Flight


Flight, October 30, 1909

FLYER SILHOUETTES FROM THE PARIS SALON.

GREGOIRE-GYP.

  MONOPLANE, principally interesting on account of the method of warping the wings by means of a bevel-gear mechanism, which rotates the tubular steel main spars. The arrangement is both neat and compact, more, particularly, however, in that it is operated by the steering-wheel and is the sole control in flight. Depressing the horizontal steering - column rotates both spars in unison and warps both wings in the same sense. The warping of the wings by means of movable main spars depends on the provision of a fixed fulcrum to hold the inner extremities of the wings rigid. An accompanying sketch shows the arrangement diagrammatically.
  A rudder is fitted for use when the machine is running at out on the ground, but it is not intended to be operated in flight.
  While considerable care and attention has been given to the construction of the main wings and their warping mechanism, there is a noticeable absence of equally good workmanship elsewhere. The chassis, which combines ski and wheels, at first glance resembles that on the Hanriot, and a comparison of the two designs is instructive.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The first Gregoire of1909, with a double-strut pylon, tailskid, and long curved forward skid.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The modified Gregoire at the Salon of 1909, with revised landing gear and tail support. Note the same striped awning canvas used for the sling seat in both versions!
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Gregoire-Gyp Monoplane at Paris Flight Show.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
The wings on the Gregoire-Gyp monoplane are warped by means of movable main spars connected through bevel gear to the steering-wheel, as shown above.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.