L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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The last Bathiat-Sanchezes were shown together at the 1913 Salon. The first was known as Type E, originally a Sommer Type F with slight differences: the wings had no dihedral and resembled a Morane. Some articles on the Type E were illustrated by the earlier Sommer - but Sommer Type E, not Type F!
(Span: 8.9 m; length: 7.1 m; wing area: 16 sqm; empty weight: 290 kg; top speed: 115 kmh; 50 hp Gnome)
Flight, December 13, 1913.
THE STANDS AT THE PARIS AERO SHOW.
Two machines are exhibited on the Bathiat-Sanchez stand; one is the monoplane on which Lieut. Morel made a tour of France, and the other is an all-steel biplane of the "pusher" type which, with a 70 h.p. Renault engine, has attained a speed of 102 kiloms. per hour, and climbed to an altitude of 1,000 metres in 14 mins.
Flight, December 27, 1913.
THE PARIS AERO SALON - 1913.
The Bathiat-Sanchez firm are showing two machines, a monoplane of quite orthodox type and a biplane on somewhat original lines. The monoplane is similar to the one flown by Lieut. Morel on his tour of France. It is fitted with a 7-cylinder 60 h.p. Le Rhone engine, mounted on overhung bearings in the nose of the fuselage. This structure, which is of rectangular section, is built up in the usual way of four longerons of ash, connected with struts and cross-members of spruce, and diagonal cross wiring. The chassis is of a very simple type, consisting of two pairs of ash struts carrying two short skids, from which is slung the single tubular axle carrying the wheels. The main planes, which are set at a slight dihedral angle, are hinged to the fuselage by longitudinal bolts passing through the inner ends of the main spars.
Inside the fuselage, and almost on line with the trailing edge of the wings, is the pilot's seat. In front of him is a small dash, fitted with the usual instruments for cross-country work. The controls consist of a single tubular lever, which works the warp and elevator, whilst a pivoted foot-bar operates the rudder. In order to provide the pilot with a better view of the ground underneath, the trailing edges of the wings have been cut away in the proximity of the fuselage.
Underneath the rear portion of the fuselage are mounted the tail planes, which are somewhat reminiscent of the Bleriot, and consist of a fixed cambered plane, to the trailing edge of which is hinged the elevator. The rudder is pivoted around the stern post of the fuselage.. Some distance in front of the tail planes is a small skid, which protects the tail planes against contact with the ground.
Flight, November 12, 1915.
The last undercarriage shown on our page of illustrations this week, the Bathiat-Sanchez, does not perhaps strictly speaking constitute a "Vee" type, since the lower ends of its struts are not joined together directly. The short steel tube that supports the shock absorbers could hardly be called skids, however, and the chassis has therefore been included among the "Vee" types. The method of attaching the shock absorbers as well as the anchorage of the lift-cables will be easily understood from the sketches. The warp cables, this machine being a monoplane, are attached to a three-corned pyramid formed by three steel tubes and not being, of course, part of the undercarriage itself.