Control mechanism of Bleriot's monoplane

Made:
c. 1909 in France
designer:
Louis Charles Joseph Bleriot

Portion of Fuselage containing control mechanism; of Bleriot Monoplane. French aviator Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) made the first cross-Channel heavier-than-air flight in his No XI monoplane on 25 July 1909. Though his small, air-cooled three-cylinder Anzani motor was barely adequate for the task, he bravely pressed on, landing in Dover to immense acclaim. Bleriot was one of the pioneers of the standard-control layout still used today and patented his system in 1908.

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Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1920-33
type:
monoplanes
credit:
Shannon, D.S.B.

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