L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Robert Savary was born 13 June 1888, and quickly became interested in heavier-than-air flight. He built 2 gliders, RS1 and RS2, apparently unsuccessful. In March 1909 he had the firm of Leon Bollee at Mans build him a tractor biplane, and flew it successfully several times at Chartres in May. It had an aileron fitted at the middle of each forward outer wing-strut between the wingtips, a 40 hp Dutheil et Chalmers, trailing wheels with long forward skids, and a biplane tail. 2 vertical surfaces were set immediately aft of the ailerons.