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eStar Bleriot XI "La Manche" (Kit)


Price: $185.00
In Stock: 2
Bleriot XI
Bleriot XI Bleriot XI
Bleriot XI Bleriot XI
47.25" (1200mm)
40" (1015mm)
18-20 oz. (500-550g)
Good: Hacker A20 22L, 10x7
Better: AXi 2212/26, 10x7
1300 3S
Designed by Louis Blériot and Raymond Saulnier (of Morane-Saulnier), the Blériot XI was a light and sleek monoplane constructed of oak and poplar. The flying surfaces were covered with cloth. The original XI was designed and built in 1908 and made its public debut at a Paris airshow in December of that year. The aircraft's original configuration included a R.E.P. engine spinning a four blade metal paddle type propeller which proved to be unsatisfactory. In the Spring of 1909 Blériot decided to use a basically simple 25hp (19kW) Anzani 3-cylinder W-configuration engine (central vertical cylinder with the other two at 60o on either side) and a 2-blade Chauviere wooden propeller with much better results. Blériot could be assured of the Anzani 3W engine running continuously for an hour. The Blériot XI also had some ground-breaking technologies such as castering landing gear, allowing for crosswind landings. Wing warping (instead of ailerons) controlled the plane's roll. The tail section of the Blériot XI included a horizontal stabilizer with an elevator, and a rudder, but no vertical stabilizer. Unintentionally, Blériot added lateral stability to the plane by leaving the aft section of the fuselage uncovered. This created enough drag to add stability to the aircraft's flight characteristics.

Finally true to scale, faithfully structurally reproduced model. Flies exactly like a real airplane. Selected premium quality balsa and plywood. All the parts interlocked together for easy and fast building. Just assemble and then glue parts together.

Special Features:
- Control surfaces: Elevator and Rudder
- All balsa/ply built-up construction
- Fully illustrated instruction manual
- Laser cut interlocking structure
- Scale wire landing gear
- Interlocking parts for easy and fast building
- Just assemble and then glue it

More information (links):
* Building Instructions (.doc)

Wing area
Wing loading
: Bleriot
: 590
: 5.5 oz/sq.ft.

Suggested Equipment:
(1) AXi 2212/26
(1) Jeti Advance 18 Pro SB ESC
(1) 1300 3S battery
(2) HS-55 servo
(1) APC-Slow 10x7 propeller
(1) Deans connector

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