With a length of 8 meters, the fuselage of the Blériot XI was built in oak and poplar cross string piano.
The wings of a scale of 7.80 meters, were structured by two massive beams. Each wing is secured by steel straps to a cabin in central steel tube, all the wings were covered with cloth.
The landing gear wire gauge is equipped with shock absorbers to sandows resting on three wheels and steerable radio.
The 3-cylinder engine developing 20 hp Anzani
moved bladed wooden propeller Chauviére diameter of 2.08 meters
In order to fly, with a weight of 300 kg, the device reached a speed of 58 km / h.
Crossing the Channel was an economic world and the French state was immediately ordered 100 copies.
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