L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Also in the Salon: a pretty single-seater biplane of very modern appearance, with curved ailerons on the top wings only and a neat installation of the 80 hp Gnome in a horseshoe cowl.
(1-seater: span: (upper): 8.5 m; (lower): 7.2 m; length: 9.2 m; 80 hp Gnome)
Flight, December 13, 1913.
THE STANDS AT THE PARIS AERO SHOW.
Two Goupy biplanes are exhibited this year - a tandem two-seater and a smaller single-seater. Neither of the two machines appears to have been altered to any great extent from previous models, but one notices that both machines are fitted with ailerons hinged to the rear spar instead of the pivoted wing tips employed on earlier machines of this make.
Flight, January 17, 1914.
THE PARIS AERO SALON - 1913.
It was a little disappointing, especially in view of the fact that at one time these machines seemed to be full of promise and did some fine performances, to find that the Goupy firm was among the very few firms who apparently had made no progress since the previous Paris Show, when, it will be recalled, a three-seated hydro-aeroplane was exhibited.
Of the two Goupy machines on view, one was a three-seater biplane with the seats arranged one behind the other. It had the usual staggered Goupy planes, but ailerons have been fitted instead of the pivoted wing-tips formerly employed on these machines. The engine, a 9-cyl. 100 h.p. Gnome, was mounted on overhung bearings in the nose of the fuselage. The chassis, which was of the wheel and skid type, did not look any too strong for its work, and could, one would think, easily be improved.
The other machine shown was a small biplane of almost ridiculously small span. In its general appearance it was very similar to the three-seater, but it was, of course, very much smaller. It was driven by an 80 h.p. Gnome engine, mounted on similar bearings to those of the big machine, the cowl covering it being shaped to form the nose of the fuselage.