This pre-sale model is. Which has a production period of 1 month. If not, since we have our own factory, we can make one for you in a month. This magnificent and Museum-Quality crafted Bleriot XI Genie Airplane W. Is finely handmade from kiln-dried Wood Mahogany and skillfully hand-painted by gifted artists. It is 10.7″ Length, with 11″ Wingspan, weighing 0.44 pounds, and a package weight of about 2.20 pounds. The picture shown in this listing is part of a set of photos we are using as reference for the production of the models. Each model comes with a wooden stand. Direct from our highly gifted Craftsmen & Artists, Each model is Individually Sculptured and Painted by hand, Not Mass-produced and there is No Reserve! We have been doing business WORLDWIDE for more that 8 years. Via Post Office Air Parcel Service. Designed by Louis Blériot. And Raymond Saulnier of Morane Saulnier. The Blériot XI was a light and sleek monoplane. Constructed of oak and poplar. Flying surfaces were covered with cloth. The aircraft’s original configuration included a R. Engine spinning a four blade metal propellor which proved to be unsatisfactory. Blériot decided to use a 25 horsepower Anzani. 3 cylinder engine with much better results despite its crude nature. Blériot could be assured of the Anzani. Running continuously for an hour. The Blériot XI also had some groundbreaking 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. The plane would gain immortality on July 25, 1909 when Louis Blériot successfully crossed the English Channel from Calais to Dover in 36.5 minutes. For several days bad weather grounded Blériot and his opponent Hubert Latham. On the morning of July 25, 1909, Blériot awoke (albeit in a bad mood) to conditions fair enough to fly in. When Blériot took off, Latham’s camp was still quiet… Fighting fog and bad weather Blériot did not even have a navigational instrument as simple as a compass to guide his crossing. It is said that the Anzani engine made the flight only with the aid of a brief rainshower to cool it off. Letting the airplane guide itself, Blériot eventually saw the gray line of the English coast. Approaching closer and closer he spotted a French reporter waving the French flag marking the landing spot. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models”. The seller is “myasianart” and is located in this country: PH. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines
- Material: Mahogany Kiln Wood
- Length: 10.7\
- Wingspan: 11\