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Fernandez No.3 Aerial

Страна: Франция

Год: 1909

Fernandez - No.1 / No.2 biplane - 1909 - Франция<– –>Florencie - ornithopter - 1906 - Франция

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

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Журнал Flight

Flight, October 30, 1909



   Small biplane, designed to have a similar appearance to the American-built Curtiss flyer; its construction is, however, less convincing. Bamboo is used extensively in the outrigger framework, but elsewhere the spars are wood. The decks are double surfaced, and the trailing extremities of the planes are arranged to warp for balancing purposes, a point of difference between this flyer and the Curtiss, which has independent balancing planes.
   The control levers are peculiarly arranged, but their operation will be obvious from the accompanying sketch. In front of the pilot is a pivoted vertical post, on which are pivoted two adjacent crossbars. Rocking the post to and fro operates the elevator; tilting the cross-bars, separately or together, as may be necessary, warps the decks and operates the rudder.
   It is noticeable that the pilot's seat is well to the fore of the decks. The engine is arranged to drive a single propeller through a vertical chain.
   The supplementary surfaces include a monoplane elevator in front and a rudder behind. An interesting constructional feature, well illustrated by the accompanying photograph, is the three-wheeled chassis.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The Fernandez Aeral, in good times.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Fernandez Biplane at Paris Flight Show.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The wreck of the Aeral.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Steering and balancing is effected on the Fernandez biplane by the use of two hand levers mounted on a vertical frame, which is itself pivoted for the purpose of operating the elevator.