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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