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Morane-Saulnier hydro-monoplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1913

Morane-Saulnier - Demoiselle - 1913 - Франция<– –>Morane-Saulnier - Type L / Моран-Парасоль - 1913 - Франция


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


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D.James Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931 (Putnam)


Morane-Saulnier Hydro-monoplane

  Roland Garros' Morane-Saulnier floatplane racer in the 1913 contest was a diminutive monoplane developed from a proven type with a wheeled undercarriage. Its design was as simple as possible. The fuselage was a wooden frame structure of rectangular section, which tapered sharply in side elevation to a chisel edge at the rear and was fabric covered. The 50 hp Gnome seven-cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, driving a two-blade wooden propeller, was housed in a circular cowling and was mounted on a similarly-shaped bulkhead attached to the four main fuselage longerons. There was no fixed fin, or tailplane, only a small, almost square, rudder and an elevator.
  The fabric-covered wooden-structure mainplane had two main spars and was shoulder-mounted on the fuselage. Three pairs of warping control cables ran from the top of an inverted V structure mounted on top of the fuselage, and returned to a control yoke under the fuselage. The mainplane was markedly curved in section.
  The small square-section main floats were carried on long forward-raked struts, and a tail float was mounted below the rear fuselage.


  Single-seat twin-float racing monoplane. Wooden construction with fabric covering. Pilot in open cockpit.
  One 80 hp Gnome seven-cylinder air-cooled normally-aspirated rotary engine driving a two-blade fixed-pitch wooden propeller.
  Span 9-2m (30ft 2in); length 6-38m (20ft 11in); wing area 14sqm (150-69sqft). Loaded weight 290kg (639lb); wing loading 20-71 kg/sqm (4-24 lb/sqft).
  Maximum speed 120km/h (74-56mph).
  Production - believed to be only one racing floatplane built during 1913.
  Colour - unknown, possibly natural linen fuselage, wings and tail unit; metal engine cowling; natural varnished wood alighting gear, struts and floats.

Журнал - Flight за 1913 г.
RESTRAINING AN AERIAL SEA MONSTER. - The Morane-Saulnier just getting away for the water.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The 1913 version of the Type Garros which Garros used at Monaco in 1913.
D.James - Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931 /Putnam/
Standing, it is hoped, on a strongpoint of the fuselage this unidentifiable man gives scale to the little Morane-Saulnier Hydro-monoplane, at Monaco in 1913.
D.James - Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931 /Putnam/
A Morane-Saulnier Hydro-monoplane with tail well up.
D.James - Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931 /Putnam/
Roland Garros starting at Monaco in 1913. The three-float alighting gear of the Morane-Saulnier is seen to advantage.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
MONACO HYDRO-AEROPLANE MEETING. - A general view of the bay. On the landing stage are seen the two Morane-Saulniers of MM. Garros and Brindejonc de Moulinais, and on the water are a couple of other competitors, whilst the Foudre is seen at the quay on the right.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
The remains of a wrecked waterplane at Cannes on March 16th, flown by M. Garros and which came to grief on the rocks during the same evening. The photograph shows the remnant of the machine after being partially dismantled, prior to its being carted away.
Журнал - Flight за 1913 г.
Mr. Claude Grahame-White, on a Morane-Saulnier waterplane, flying off Newhaven Harbour towards Brighton during the past summer. From an original drawing by Roderic Hill.