Bleriot XI (oz11220)


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Bleriot XI 1909. Scale model, for Cox .010 - .020 power.

Quote: "Bleriot type XI. The English Channel Crosser.

One of the pilots who became famous during the early 1900's was Louis Bleriot. Bleriot left Les Baraques, France on July 25, 1909 in a modified XI and set his course for England. Flying only a few feet above the water he was able to complete his flight and land at Dover Castle in a little over 35 minutes.

The Bleriot Type XI was a small aircraft of about 660 pounds, powered by a 25 HP Anzani 3 cylinder engine. Wing span 25 feet 7-1/8 inches. Length 26 feet 3 in. Speed 47 mph.

This model has been designed to portray as accurately as possible the original aircraft. Some material sizes have been exaggerated to produce a flying model with sufficient strength to net small engine requirements. Seat, floor, controls, and flotation bags are to scale and may be included if desired.

This aircraft was originally powered with an ANZANI 3 cylinder engine. The 2 extra cylinders may be Williams Bros, or made up of balsa scrap if scale appearance is desired. The .010 cylinder head is to scale.

This model has been flown using Cox .010 and .020 engines. If an .010 engine is used at least 1/2 oz of weight should be added behind firewall for balance..."

"Hello, Attached is plan for Bleriot XI from Peterson Products, design by Art Reiners. Wingspan is 26 in / 67cm, for IC. Please note that the chord of wing stub in top view of fuselage does not correspond with wing plan chord. Also attached is some redrawn ribs and parts. Best regards, Hans Jacob"


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Bleriot XI (oz11220) by Art Reiners - model pic

  • (oz11220)
    Bleriot XI
    by Art Reiners
    from Peterson Products
    26in span
    Scale IC F/F Civil Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 23/05/2019
    Filesize: 910KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: hjsaxe

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Are the wing spars supposed to be 1/8" square, as opposed to the plan specification of 1/16" by 1/8"? The notches in the ribs are 1/8" square. The tail spars are also shown as 1/16" by 1/8", but the notches in the tail ribs are in fact 1/16 by 1/8.
Alex - 15/05/2022
Alex, I'd go with what the plan specifies, 1/16 x 1/8, and only go with larger stock, 3/32 or even 1/8 if your wood was particularly light or weak. Or substitute bass for one or more spars, the middle top and bottom ones perhaps? The variation in the spar depth in the plan ribs may well be an artifact from the drawing or printing (3/32 square on my printout).
You'll be cutting out the notches to fit the spars regardless and there are over a hundred of them. Have fun.
Bill H - 15/05/2022
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