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Pean monoplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1908

Paumier - biplane - 1910 - Франция<– –>Penaud - amphibian - 1870 - Франция


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


Pean

  In 1908 Pean de Saint Gilles tested unsuccessfully a big tailless monoplane at Bagatelle; he claimed to have based the design on Vuia's principles. The gull wing was set high on an openwork box frame wider than it was long; the airfoil section was flat. The pilot sat low in the middle of the frame behind the motor, which drove 2 small counter-rotating propellers through belts. The machine sat on a pair of bicycle wheels with a tailwheel behind the pilot's seat.

  (Span: c 10 m; wing area: 28 sqm; gross weight: 250 kg; 12 hp Buchet)

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
Since the configuration of the Pean monoplane is hard to take in from one angle alone, here are 2. It is interesting to see how many early experimenters used the 12 hp Buchet, clearly too small.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/