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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5148 on: April 23, 2019, 03:52:11 PM »

Congrats, Graeme, the engines are so tiny that I believed they were belt-driven by an engine in the fuselage.  ]salut[
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5149 on: April 23, 2019, 06:48:28 PM »

It was twin engined. The engines were mounted in the wing with extension shafts to drive the props.

Your turn Graeme
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5150 on: April 24, 2019, 04:06:52 AM »

Cheers!

Time for someone else to have a go. Open House.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5151 on: April 24, 2019, 04:47:52 AM »

Do any of you gents know what this is ?




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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5152 on: April 24, 2019, 05:00:32 AM »

It's the Lanzi-Billard "Fleche" from 1910.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34633/34633-h/34633-h.htm#page232
See also the text below fig. 136.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5153 on: April 24, 2019, 07:10:22 AM »

Nope

Excellent resource sniperton  btw :P
Apparently L'A B C De l'Aviation by  Louis Gastine is still in print....I shall order a copy forthwith  ;D

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5154 on: April 24, 2019, 08:48:12 AM »

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5155 on: April 24, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »

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You made me curious  :D 

Marvelous !

Hmmm... it's French, it's from 1911 and it's a "1st"....oh and the photo bottom right is very important

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5156 on: April 24, 2019, 10:45:51 AM »

the photo bottom right is very important

Honestly, I can't see anything telling on it...
Anyway, some better photos:

http://www.precurseursaviation.com/marcay.htm
https://germo43.skyrock.com/3142035472-MARCAY-MOONEN.html
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5157 on: April 24, 2019, 11:02:47 AM »

Yep you got her !
Apologies for the photo....it's scanned from a very old book  :D....the lower photo shows her wings unfolded
A De Marcay-Moonen....described as " The first practicable aeroplane with folding wings"...

Nice one sniperton....over to you  :)

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5158 on: April 24, 2019, 11:45:18 AM »

Thanks, but I have nothing in the attic, so it's open house.

"The first practicable aeroplane with folding wings"...

Funny, I came to the Fleche because this site (erroneously) claimed it a folding wing aircraft: http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/Aviations_Attic/UFOs/UFOs.htm
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5159 on: April 24, 2019, 05:45:27 PM »

Let’s torture you guys more then!




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