L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Requillard's monoplane made its official appearance at Juvisy in June 1910, flown by Marc Pourpe, who went on to fame as a pilot. The machine was very slender and streamlined, with the pilot sitting on top in front of the control wheel, as in the Hanriot; the wings were large and ply-covered on the lower surfaces with curved tips like the Hanriot's. The fixed tail surfaces were long and triangular, the rudder in 2 parts connected at the trailing edges to allow the elevator to move up and down between them. A metal ring around the front of the fuselage, much smaller than the 50 hp Gnome, carried the supporting steel tubes of the undercarriage, a very neat arrangement with trailing wheels and a short skid. The tailwheel was mounted on long legs so the machine stood horizontal on the ground. It was reported to have flipped onto its back on its first tests.
(Span: 10 m; length: 7 m; wing area: 20 sqm; gross weight: c 400 kg)
Marc Pourpe was reported flying another small monoplane in 1911-1912; it had a covered fuselage and a tailplane with a sweptback leading edge. It may have been designed in association with Requillard; it was reported to have crashed, and Pourpe to have given up designing and home-building.