L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Flight, March 26, 1910
Boat Builders and Aeroplanes.
IN view of the recent tendency in motor boat design towards the hydroplane it is hardly surprising that some builders are turning their thoughts to flying machines. The Tellier works in France, which have turned out some of the speediest motor boats, are responsible for the monoplane seen in the accompanying photographs, and it is being tested by M. Dubonnet, who is famous as a helmsman of racing motor boats. The Tellier monoplane has a span of 11 metres, and the length is the same dimension, while the lifting surface is 24 sq. metres. The Panhard motor drives a Tellier two-bladed propeller and gives the machine a speed of 70 kiloms. an hour.
Dubonnet a Pilote-Aviateur.
AT its first trial the Tellier monoplane has proved itself an entire success. On the 16th inst. Dubonnet flew for 40 minutes at Draveil and on the following day for a quarter of an hour, while on Saturday last he succeeded in making the necessary qualifying flights for his Ae.C.F. certificate as pilote-aviateur.
Flight, April 9, 1910
Sixty-eight Miles Across Country.
IT is not often that a new machine has so propitious a start to its career as that secured by the Tellier monoplane. It is less than a month ago since M. Dubonnet commenced experimenting with the machine, and yet on Sunday last he succeeded in carrying off the prize of 10,000 francs (L400) offered by La Nature for the first cross-country flight of 100 kiloms. in a straight line. M. Dubonnet started from a field at Draveil, near Juvisy, where he has been trying the machine, and rising to a height of between 300 and 400 ft. he headed for Orleans, following the railway line. Passing over Arpajon he kept to the left of Etampes and Toury, went over Artenay, and passed Orleans to the right, eventually landing at La Ferte-St. Aubin, 110 kiloms. away from the starting point, after a flight lasting 1 hr. 50 mins. About 200 people, including the officials of the French Aero Club, assembled at the landing place to welcome the aviator, who, although only a tyro, had won a prize which many prominent aviators have unsuccessfully tried for. It will be remembered that two photographs of this machine, which is fitted with a Panhard motor, appeared in our issue of the 26th ult.
Flight, April 23, 1910
Flyers at Brooklands.
IT was reported some days ago that M. Dubonnet, on his Tellier monoplane, would be flying at the Brooklands meeting on the 27th inst., but although he hopes to be at Brooklands before long, M. Dubonnet will not be there next Wednesday. Several of the British aviators who are training there have, however, made good progress lately, and it is anticipated that there will be some good flying.
Flight, June 4, 1910
Dubonnet Has a Fall.
WHILE practising on his Tellier monoplane, on the 28th ult., at Draveil, M. Dubonnet met with a nasty mishap, through the sudden stopping of his engine. He was flying at a height of ten metres at the time, and as a result of the sudden drop the machine was seriously damaged, but the aviator escaped unhurt.
Flight, June 11, 1910
Tellier Monoplanes in the U.K.
THE exclusive rights for the Tellier monoplane have been secured by Mr. D. Lawrence Santoni, and anyone who is thinking of purchasing one of these machines can obtain from him at 10, Coburg Place, Hyde Park, W., a little brochure giving particulars of the machine and its performances, as well as the terms of sale, &c
Flight, July 23, 1910
Chateau now Using a Tellier.
HAVING mastered both the Voisin and Zodiac types of biplane, Chateau has now turned his attention to the Tellier monoplane. At his first attempt he made one circuit of the Draveil Aerodrome; the next day he covered two circuits, while on Saturday last he was flying several times at a good height.
Flight, July 30, 1910
Chateau on the Tellier.
AT the Tellier flying ground at Draveil, Chateau has been making several good flights on his Tellier monoplane and has obtained his pilote-aviateur's certificate. He was up for half-an-hour on the 19th inst.
Flight, October 29, 1910
IMPRESSIONS OF THE PARIS SHOW - (continued).
The Tellier Co. show a two-seater monoplane fitted with a 6-cyl. Panhard engine. It does not differ as to design from the smaller better known model. The fusellage, owing to its being of box-girder type uncovered by canvas, a method of construction not very usual in such large machines, gives the entire appareil an abnormally long, and, I think, unbalanced appearance. In truth, however, the length and width are the same, 11I metres. One expects from a boat builder of the celebrity of Tellier a perfect finish, and one certainly finds it here, combined with great strength. The control, while of the Bleriot cloche type, has a further rotary movement actuating the vertical rudders.
Flight, December 3, 1910
AEROPLANE SILHOUETTES FROM THE PARIS SHOW.
THE TELLIER MONOPLANE.
BUILT by the famous French boat-building firm. Planes double-surfaced throughout. Of excellent finish. M. Emile Dubonnet, whose name will always be associated with the early successes of the Tellier, won on his first cross-country flight a prize offered by Nature for a 100-kilom. flight from town to town. The day following he flew from the aerodrome of Juvisy across Paris to Bagatelle.
General dimensions. - Bearing surface, 24 square metres; length overall, 11.85 metres; width, 11.85 metres.
Seating capacity. - One or two-seater. The machine described is a single-seater.
Engine. - 35-h.p. Panhard, water-cooled, 4-cyl. vertical. Steel cylinders, copper water-jackets. Bore, 110 mm.; stroke, 140 mm. Weight, 100 kilogs. Revolutions, 1,000. Petrol consumption at normal revolutions, 14 litres an hour. Silencer is fitted if required.
Propeller. - Tellier, 1,000 revs.
Landing chassis. - Two wheels, mounted with springs in front, with a small wheel placed in front of the tail. The two front wheels are so arranged that they adapt themselves to any unevenness in the ground on which the machine lands.
Tail. - Fixed non-lifting tail-plane with fixed vertical fin over it. Elevating-plane fixed to the trailing edge of tail-plane. Single rudder fixed centrally above.
Lateral stability. - By flexing the trailing edges of the main planes.
Weight. - Complete with motor, 400 kilogs.
Speed. - About 85 kiloms. an hour.
System of control. - By steering-wheel mounted on a column in front of the pilot. A rotary movement of the wheel controls the rudder. A sideway movement of the entire column to the right or left flexes the left or right wing. A forward movement depresses the machine, and a backward movement elevates.
Price. - With 35-h.p. 4-cyl. Panhard engine, 25,000 francs. A large two-seated model, known as the "Type Militaire," and fitted with a 50-h.p. 6-cyl. vertical Panhard engine is also built.