Aviette 1913 (oz13159)
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Aviette 1913. Peanut scale rubber model.
Quote: "1913 Aviette. French Bicycle Plane. Peanut model, designed and drawn by Tim Hayward-Brown. Originally appeared in the Australia 'FLY-IN' Scale News.
Tim's model employed a 4-1/2-inch diameter Peck-Polymers plastic propeller to help keep the weight forward. He also added metal ballast between the propeller and propeller shaft bearing, as shown on the drawing.
Regrettably, the designer/pilot of Tim Hayward-Brown's 1913 Aviette is unknown, and the model plan was based upon a single photo he found in The History of Man-Powered Flight, by DA Reay, 1977. The photo shows the machine whizzing along the ground quite nicely, but there's no daylight showing between tarmac and tires. Did it fly? Who knows? We do know that Tim's model flies well, and may be the simplest 'scale' Peanut ever published."
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Note photo of completed model Aviette 1913 by Thayer [main pic] was found online at http://www.gryffinaero.com/models/ffpage...
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Federico Conci - 28/01/2022
Hello Steve! Although I’m a novice modeler, when I saw your ‘Aviette 1913’ plans I just had to 'give it a go' [pics 003-005] I also did some research – and concluded that ‘Aviette 1913’ should be really be named ‘Aviette 1912’! It was in February 1912 that the French newspaper L’Auto published details of the ‘Prix Peugeot’: Robert Peugeot (of the motor company) offered a prize of 10,000 Francs for the first person whose man-powered ‘aviette’ succeeded in making two flights each of a minimum distance of 10 metres. The first competition was held on June 2nd 1912 at the Vélodrome des Parc des Princes in Paris. An article in L’Auto lists all the 198 people who had entered the competition, although only 23 of these actually showed up on the day of the competition. Some of the competitors worked in well-known aeronautical firms such as Farman or Voisin, but most were amateurs equipped with very diverse and somewhat eccentric machines. Despite all the efforts made by the enthusiastic competitors none manage to leave the ground, and L’Aérophile of June 15, 1912 observed: "Le concours de l'AVIETTE, le 2 juin ne montra encore aucun essor par la force humaine, mais, à côté d'appareils plutôt amusants, d'autres pourront, avec de la mise au point, se présenter aux prochaines épreuves avec chances de succès." However, it is competitor number 75, Monsieur Gailliard, who is of interest to us. As can be seen in the attached photo [pic 006] he piloted the Aviette featured on the Outerzone site... I also append photos of my Aviette model, shown here ‘flying’ in the Swiss Alps! Thank you for your efforts in preserving all these old model aircraft plans. All good wishes from Wengen, Switzerland,
Steve Crook - 25/02/2022
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