Flight, August 1923
THE VAUVILLE LIGHT 'PLANE AND GLIDER MEETING
No Remarkable Performances Yet
Turning to the subject of the machines themselves, our correspondent continues: "Among the gliders the new Dewoitine two-seater is undoubtedly the best.
It is a very 'clean' machine, and is similar to the glider which competed at Itford last year, inasmuch as it possesses flexible wings carried out in the same manner. The wings are entirely cantilever, and are fixed practically on the top of the fuselage, instead of growing out of the sides, as in the power-driven machine.
"The wings are fitted with a species of variable camber gear, which consists practically of very large ailerons carried along the whole wing. These ailerons can be worked together either up or down when it is desired to vary the camber, or differentially for lateral control. The gear is not dissimilar to the Fairey gear, and the accompanying sketch gives the approximate wing arrangement. The leading edge contains a bell crank arrangement for operating the ailerons and also the wing spars. The machine possesses an ordinary type of chassis with rubber shock-absorbers. The tail plane is of Morane type, and the rudder and fin are on ordinary Dewoitine lines.
"The fuselage is also on usual Dewoitine lines, and the whole machine is very well made and reflects the greatest credit on the designer and constructor. It is stated that the machine has been designed for gust soaring, but whether it will be successful in this direction remains to be seen. So far as is known, however, the machine has not yet flown.