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Vuia Monoplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1906

Vuia - helicopter - Франция<– –>Vuitton-Huber - helicopter - 1908 - Франция

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

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L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
Trajan Vuia's No I, without a tailplane.
P.Jarrett - Pioneer Aircraft: Early Aviation Before 1914 /Putnam/
The first full-size conventional tractor monoplane was built by Trajan Vuia, a Paris-domiciled Transylvanian. First tested in March, 1906, it was powered by a Serpollet carbonic acid gas motor and managed to achieve a number of hops.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The Vuia No Ibis, with a tailplane.
A.Andrews - The Flying Maschine: Its Evolution through the Ages /Putnam/
The Vuia monoplane, which was bouncing about the fields near Paris in 1906 and 1907, was the last notable aeroplane to be powered by a carbonic acid motor - in this case made by Serpollet, who had a reputation for steam engines. Lilienthal had installed two carbonic acid gas motors in glider-cum-ornithopter machines in 1893 and later in 1895, but had not tested them in 1896, at the time when he stalled his ‘pure’ glider No 11 and crashed, and subsequently died. The Vuia aircraft was far more important as being the world’s first full-size conventionally shaped monoplane - influencing many contemporary designers - and it was also the first machine in Europe with pneumatically tyred wheels. The carbonic acid motor did work, up to a point. The machine made several recorded hops, the longest being 24m.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913 /Jane's/
The second Vuia aeroplane, with a squared box frame. Earliest known machine with folding wings.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
This remarkable photograph shows one of the Vuia aeroplanes in a precarious position: it may be No II, with enlarged tailplane. No further information is available on this incident, at least by time of writing.