Landes-Breguet Mouette
Страна: Франция
Год: 1925
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Flight, August 1925
THE 1925 VAUVILLE MEETING
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Flight, August 1925

THE 1925 VAUVILLE MEETING

The Gliders

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  A glider of most unusual design was the Landes-Breguet, also shown in one of our photographs. This machine has arched wings, somewhat like those of a gull, and in model form a machine of this design has won a number of prizes in competitions in which the model gliders were launched from a captive balloon. In the full-size glider, however, difficulty was experienced with the wings, which were constructed entirely of bamboo, and were in consequence extremely flexible; so much so, that it seems rather doubtful if the machine would be safe to take up, at any rate in a gusty wind. The fuselage, which appeared to be so short that the rudder control could not possibly be effective, was built up on four duralumin longerons, with three-ply formers, and stringers of split bamboo.
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The Landes-Breguet Monoplane Glider has wings similar to those of a gull, and should be very efficient aerodynamically, but the wing construction was too flexible, and no prolonged flights were made.