Blériot VII


Blériot VII

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The Blériot VII was an early French aeroplane built by Louis Blériot. Inspired by his success with the tandem wing configuration of the Blériot VI, he continued this line of development in October 1907. The rear wing of his new design was somewhat smaller than the forward wing and therefore represents another step toward the configuration that would later be adopted as the basis for the vast majority of aircraft. The tail surfaces could be moved together, to act as elevators, or independently to act as ailerons.

On 5 and 6 November, trials at Issy-les-Moulineaux revealed structural weaknesses which Blériot addressed before making a flight of 500 m at 90 km/h (1,640 ft at 56 mph) on November 16. Many other successful flights were carried out before the aircraft was destroyed on December 18.

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References

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* Devaux, Jean and Michel Marani. "Les Douze Premiers Aéroplanes de Louis Blériot". "Pegase" No 54, May 1989.
* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bleriot/imag-nf.html Nova: A Daring Flight]
* [http://www.earlyaviators.com/ebleriot1.htm earlyaviators.com]
* [http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Aerospace/Bleriot/Aero47.htm U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission]

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