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Humber Le Blon type monoplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1910

Humber - Bleriot type monoplane - 1910 - Великобритания<– –>Humber - Lovelace type monoplane - 1910 - Великобритания

M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)

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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)

Humber-Le Blon Monoplane

   At the 1910 Olympia Aero Show, Humber Ltd., of Coventry, exhibited a single-seat tractor monoplane designed by Mons. Hubert le Blon, who had been chief mechanic to Leon Delagrange. The machine incorporated several innovations, among them variable-camber wings and a fuselage which resembled the body of a dragonfly. This was of tapering circular section and consisted of a hollow wooden boom bound externally with tape. The engine was the three-cylinder 30 h.p. Humber, with a propeller of 7 ft. diameter. The very simple landing-gear consisted of a steel-tube frame carrying two wheels mounted on laminated springs. Span, 29 ft. 2 ins. Length, 24 ft. Wing area, 186 sq. ft. Weight empty. 495 lb. Price, ?480.

Журнал Flight

Flight, March 12, 1910



   Two British-built monoplanes of the Bleriot type are on view on Messrs. Humber's stand, as well as a monoplane and a biplane designed by Capt. Lovelace. The main planes of the last-mentioned are of 41 '6 span, and the total lifting surface is 526 sq. ft. The Lovelace type monoplane is of 29 ft. span with a total lifting surface of 232 sq. ft. In each the engine fitted is a 50-h.p. 4-cyl. water-cooled Humber.

Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
OLYMPIA, 1910. - The Humber monoplane designed by Le Blon is characterised by its dragon-fly body, which consists of a hollow wood boom of tapering circular section. The exterior of the boom is bound with tape.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
WING SECTIONS. - The above diagrams afford an interesting comparison of the wing sections of aeroplanes exhibited at Olympia. They are all drawn to a common scale, but have been set at an arbitrary angle of incidence, which does not necessarily represent that of the aeroplane In actual flight.