Two Swiss Poux types at Brienne were HB-YBK, a two-seat HM.380, and HB-SPG, the tri-gear HM.19.
M. Mignet smiles at Flights photographer as the H.M.18 leaps into the air.
Evolution: Finally, here is shown the H.M.18, intended for commercial production in France.
Mignet's latest. The H.M.18 will probably be the French factory-built version of the Pou. Note that the wings do not overlap, and that the front wing is placed much higher than in the original Pou.
The H.M.18 is a cabin single-seater with Mengin engine. It takes off in a very short run and has an excellent climb.
Where the Pou pinches: M. Mignet apologises to one of the officials, Mr. C. A. Wilson, for a certain difficulty of egress from the H.M.18.
M. Henri Mignet's revolutionary (or retrogressive?) "Pou de Ciel" or "Flying Flea" ultralight of pre-war notoriety has weathered the post-war years and now comes full circle back to France. There are two views of an enclosed cabin, single-seat Henri Mignet H.M.293 (F-PGYA), powered by a 30-h.p. Volkswagen flat-four, giving a cruise of 65 m.p.h. and stalling speed of 25 m.p.h.
A home-built single-seat Pou-de-Ciel at Eastleigh was badly damaged. November 1956.
Lederlin 380-L two-seat light aircraft (90 hp Continental engine)
Wefel-Mignet HM-360 Pou-du-Ciel in its latest form with tricycle landing gear