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Santos-Dumont 14bis

Страна: Франция

Год: 1906

Santos-Dumont - No.12 helicopter - 1905 - Франция<– –>Santos-Dumont - 15 / 17 - 1907 - Франция


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


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Журнал Flight


Flight, July 5, 1913.

THE PIONEERS.

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  It was at this earlier period, too, that the names of Archdeacon, Bleriot, Santos Dumont, and Esnault Pelterie were first prominent, but this progress was spasmodic in the extreme, mainly because everyone found an exceeding great difficulty in selecting a suitable place for full-scale research. It was one thing to be interested in the idea of flying, but quite another to find anywhere that one could safely attempt to practise the art of flight.
  Santos Dumont, always an enthusiast for new things, and at that time still enamoured of the small dirigible, built an aeroplane of the tail-first type, with which he succeeded in winning the first flight prize for a glorified jump exceeding 25 metres, which he performed on October 23rd, 1906.
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Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913 /Jane's/
1906 Santos-Dumont 14-BIS - made first powered flight in Europe
Country of origin: France/Brazil. Designer: Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian living in France.
Span: 38'9", Length: 31'10" Weight: 661 lbs
P.Hare - Royal Aircraft Factory /Putnam/
Santos-Dumont made the first powered flights in Europe in his 14bis canard boxkite biplane in October 1906, but it was dead-end design and its 'flights' were nothing more than brief hop-flights that paled into insignificance when compared with the extended, fully controlled flights already achieved by the Wrights.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
A real photograph of the No I4bis in flight.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
Moving the Santos-Dumont 14bis very carefully through a gate, Alberto Santos-Dumont himself leading the way.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
A close-up of the aft end of No 14bis, the pilot to stand upright at the control wheel at the left.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
Santos-Dumont and his mechanic and their model, 1905.
Журнал - Flight за 1913 г.
Santos Dumont's tall-first biplane, with which he won the first flight prize on October 23rd, 1906, by flying a distance exceeding 25 metres.