d'Ecquevilly Multiplane
Страна: Франция
Год: 1907


Pictured here the Marquis d' Equevilly-Monjustin's Multiplane. Described as being ' Very resilient, very light, very solid and cheap,' this contraption appeared in 1908 and was powered by an 8hp 3-cylinder air-cooled engine. Clearly influenced by Horatio Phillips' earlier Multiplanes, the pilot 'flies' the device from a standing position, not just the 'draggiest', but also the chilliest way of doing things. Unsurprisingly, no evidence of this machine ever flying can be found, an undisguised blessing for any would-be pilot, whose life would have been put in jeopardy by the self-evident lack of inherent pitch axis, or fore-and-aft stability.