Building the aircraft

Building a Bleriot XI from scratch is anything but easy. We have used a couple of plans that I had found in different museums around Europe but most of the references were taken out of the book Bleriot XI: the story of a classic aircraft by T. Crouch. 

We have used Robert's experience and building technique. The aircraft is built of aluminium tubing (6061T6). There are a couple of changes that we have done to make this a flyable and safe aircraft. After all the aircrft should be fun to fly.

The tail section on our plane is not a lifting tail anymore, the engine is a modern Rotec radial engine, the pilot seat had to be moved forward for weight and balance and we have included ailerons on the wing trailing edge.

The aircraft has been painted to simulate the original wood look.

More pictures of the construction are available in the construction picture pages.

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