L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Poix et Deroig
Poix et Deroig showed their big monoplane at the 1911 Salon; they had built it in Reuil, west of Paris, clearly with the Hanriot in mind, but with some original structural innovations. From the wings aft the fuselage was wood and covered with veneer, but the forward part with the engine was built around a metal girder. The rectangular wings could warp. The undercarriage resembled that of the Hanriot, with 6 struts, 2 skids and 2 wheels.
(Span: 11 m; length: 10 m; wing area: 25 sqm; gross weight: 580 kg; 110 hp 4-cylinder inline Clement-Bayard)
Flight, January 6, 1912.
PARIS AERO SHOW.
De Poix et de Roig.
THIS two-seater monoplane presents little difference from standard practice, and consequently a few words will suffice to describe it. Its fuselage, 30 ft. in length, is a skiff-like structure much after the same idea as that originated by Hanriot. The motor, which is mounted in front of the body, is a 100-h.p. water-cooled Clerget, and drives a large diameter Rapid propeller. Its landing chassis is of the customary A-type wheel and skid class, having a track of just over six feet. Balancing is carried out by means of warping the main wings, which latter have a span of 37 feet, and this action is controlled from the steering-wheel that is mounted in an exactly similar fashion to that of the Deperdussin. The tail unit is almost identical with that of the Hanriot with which we are all familiar, a flat plane acting as a stabiliser, while to its rear edge are hinged two small planes serving as elevators.