Bleriot XI (oz3737)


Bleriot XI (oz3737) 1917 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Bleriot Type XI Cross Channel Monoplane. Rubber scale model. Quote from instructions: - "HOW TO BUILD AN "IDEAL" BLERIOT CROSS CHANNEL TYPE XI MONOPLANE. When these directions have been properly followed in connection with the drawing, there will result an exact scale reduction model of a Bleriot Monoplane, that we guarantee to rise from the ground by its own power and give a successful flight of about 100 feet, provided "Ideal" Model Aeroplane Supplies are used. As this model is made with the same kinds of material, with the same parts and, on a small scale, in the same manner as the famous Bleriot XI, the first aeroplane to fly across the English Channel, the constructor will obtain an excellent conception of this historic machine. Copyright, 1917, by Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Co., New York, N.Y." -

Direct submission to Outerzone.


Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Bleriot XI (oz3737) 1917 - model pic

  • (oz3737)
    Bleriot XI
    from Ideal
    36in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Civil Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 28/11/2012
    Filesize: 243KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: GaryHinze
    Downloads: 3637

  • Blériot_XI | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
    Test link:
    search RCLibrary 3views (opens in new window)

    ScaleType: This (oz3737) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.

    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here isériot_XI
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email

User comments

There's a nice educational video showing this completed Ideal Bleriot XI model as a museum piece here - it's from the Canada Aviation Museum.
SteveWMD - 28/11/2012
Fixed the broken link to video now, thanks.
SteveWMD - 04/06/2015
Add a comment



Download File(s):


* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.


This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2024.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.