L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Bonamy's airplane was built in Poignet's factory of Reims.
The wings were fixed to a Poignet fuselage.
The weight of the plane was around 640-650 kg (1410 - 1430 lb)
It did its first flight the 31st of january 1914 on the aerodrome of Reims.
Bielovucie was the pilote, Bonamy was onboard as passenger.
Other flights were done the same day with Vedrine and Alfred Poignet.
Bonamy's airplane was powered with a 70 hp Gnome. During the test the speed was about 100-105 km/h.
This is the unique Bonamy aeroplane which was entered in the Concours de Securite of 1914. The two tandem wings were different as the front wing had a greater dihedral and the rear wing had sweepback. Little (or next to nothing) is known about the machine, but it did fly evidenced by a picture.
Possibly the French magazines (L'Aerophile) of the time reporting on the Concours de Securite of 1914 have written something or at least noticed the machine.