Flight, January 1924
FROM one of our many esteemed friends in Belgium we have received the accompanying photographs, and a few brief particulars, of the Cambier light monoplane. M. Cambier, who is chef d'exploitation of the S.A.B.E.N.A., is also an amateur designer and constructor.
The Cambier is an orthodox monoplane, with thin-section wings braced by piano wire. The fuselage is covered with three-ply. The engine fitted is a 16 h.p. Sergant, similar to that with which the Poncelet and Peyret monoplanes at Lympne were fitted.
THE Cambier monoplane has made several flights, piloted by M. Rooms. On one occasion the machine reached an altitude of 2,000 m. The main dimensions are: Length o.a., 6 m. (19 ft. 7 ins.); span, 10-2 m. (33 ft. 5 ins.); area, 13-5 sq. m. (145 sq. ft.). The weight empty, but with fuel, is 200 kgs. (440 lbs.), and the maximum speed approximately 65 m.p.h.
A BELGIAN LIGHT 'PLANE: The Cambier monoplane has a thin-section, wire-braced monoplane wing, and is fitted with a 16 h.p. Sergant engine. Three-quarter front view. Standing in front of the machine are M. Rooms, the pilot, and M. Cambier, the constructor.
The Cambier Monoplane: M. Rooms in the pilot's cockpit