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Blériot XI

238k Gestour  3.1 years ago

The Blériot XI `is a French aircraft which was used by Louis Blériot to make the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft on 25 July 1909. This achievement is one of the most famous accomplishments of the pioneer era of aviation, and not only won Blériot a lasting place in history but also assured the future of his aircraft manufacturing business. The event caused a major reappraisal of the importance of aviation; the English newspaper The Daily Express led its story of the flight with the headline "Britain is no longer an Island".[1

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 25.0ft (7.6m)
  • Length 23.8ft (7.2m)
  • Height 7.8ft (2.4m)
  • Empty Weight 1,456lbs (660kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,456lbs (660kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.068
  • Wing Loading 6.7lbs/ft2 (32.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 216.2ft2 (20.1m2)
  • Drag Points 1563

Parts

  • Number of Parts 607
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    Are you still building? @Gestour

    27 days ago
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    238k Gestour

    @IlikeToFlyandcrash Yes.

    27 days ago
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    Are you still on simple planes? @Gestour

    28 days ago
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    Ok. Good thing I have an Amazon tablet.

    one year ago
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    412 rkarns

    @Jim1the1Squid I saw this on "First Flights" with Neil Armstrong, Season 1, Episode 1. It can be found on Amazon Video.

    +1 one year ago
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    @rkarns could you send me a link to said video?

    one year ago
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    238k Gestour

    @rkarns haha, yeah. I saw that as well.

    1.7 years ago
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    412 rkarns

    I saw a video of Blerio flying this plane over the English channel. The first to accomplish this feat. It also showed him landing on a beach. He hung out of the cockpit and dragged his feet to stop the plane. Amazing.

    +2 1.7 years ago
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    great !!!!

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    8,227 Testin123

    "Ooh! a new plane!"
    Flies over the uss beast, not paying attention
    KABOOM!
    "Seriously, destroyers!?!?!"
    They always target me. ;-;

    3.0 years ago
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    30.8k DankDorito

    @Gestour
    Oh

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    I was brand new then. I have nothing from that far back.
    @DankDorito

    3.1 years ago
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    30.8k DankDorito

    @Gestour
    Oh, how about ccooper?

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    The first I heard of Ifalco was the day he quit.
    @DankDorito

    3.1 years ago
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    30.8k DankDorito

    @Gestour
    Do you still have some of Ifalco's planes downloaded?
    If so can you please tag me in an unlisted post with the plane?

    3.1 years ago
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    72.2k MAHADI

    so much detail that even the prop has visible engine parts, AMAZING....

    3.1 years ago
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    68.2k belugasub

    Its the moast detailed thing ive ever seen!@Gestour

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    I'm glad you like it, It's the most detailed thing I've built yet, @belugasub

    3.1 years ago
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    68.2k belugasub

    Really? Oh well its absolutely incredible,the detail is insane with the letters on the propleller and the whole thing is just mindblowing. :)@Gestour

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    :) @FoxTech

    3.1 years ago
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    1,155 FoxTech

    2 years ago, before I had this account, the first plane I've ever downloaded was a Blériot. I forgot who made it, but this brings back so many memories of when I first started.

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    @Johndfg Thanks Little brother!

    3.1 years ago
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    85.1k Johndfg

    @Gestour anything for you bb

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    @Johndfg Thanks!!! :D

    3.1 years ago
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    238k Gestour

    Thanks.
    They never feature anyone above silver though. :( @belugasub

    3.1 years ago
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