In honor of Louis Blériot
      




Bleriot XI a mythical plane

bleriot XI

With a length of 8 meters, the fuselage of the Blériot XI was built in oak and poplar cross string piano.

BLERIOT XI C

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.

BLERIOT-WHEELS-REARbleriot-wheels

The landing gear wire gauge is equipped with shock absorbers to sandows resting on three wheels and steerable radio.

BLERIOT-MOTOR

The 3-cylinder engine developing 20 hp Anzani

BLERIOT-Propeller

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.
BLERIOT-XI
Crossing the Channel was an economic world and the French state was immediately ordered 100 copies.

PDF: Detailed Description of Bleriot XI (in french)


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