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Demoiselle Replica Airplane Invented By Santos Dumont Rudder And Elevator

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Photo ID#
12322069
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Location
itirapina, SP, Brazil
Source
canon 5D
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Date Uploaded
15 Oct 2012
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the santos-dumont demoiselle ("damselfly") was an early aircraft built in france by brazilian aviation pioneer alberto santos-dumont. it was a light-weight monoplane with a wire-braced wing mounted atop an open-framework fuselage built around a reinforced bamboo boom. the pilot's seat was below the wing, and between the main wheels of the undercarriage. the rear end of the boom carried a tailwheel and a conventional empennage. as originally designed (as the santos-dumont no. 19) santos-dumont used a liquid-cooled dutheil & chalmers flat-twin engine rated at 15 kw (20 hp)

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