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Ader Eole/Avion I

Страна: Франция

Год: 1890

Zerbe - aeroplane - 1909 - США<– –>Ader - Avion III - 1897 - Франция

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

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P.Jarrett - Pioneer Aircraft: Early Aviation Before 1914 /Putnam/
Clement Ader's own sketch of his Eole of 1890 shows its bat-like wings, feather-bladed single propeller and the caterpillar-track undercarriage that the inventor considered fitting instead of wheels. The fan-like protrusion on top of the fuselage is the radiator for its 20hp steam engine.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
Clement Ader's Eole; the complex controls and bird-like structure show clearly in this single-propeller machine. (From drawings in Octave Progress in Flying Machines)