Blériot XI replica
Our Bleriot XI replica has been built by Pascal Kremer, Robert Baslee and his team of Airdrome Aeroplanes in Holden, MO, USA.
The aircraft is a full size replica of the famous Bleriot XI. Original plans were used to build this aircraft. However to make the aircraft practicable some changes had to be made to the original design.
The aircraft has been built in aluminum (6061T6) and has later on been painted to simulate the looks of wood.
The dimensions of the airplane have been kept very close to the original dimensions. The shape of the airfoil used is also very close to the original but the last couple of inches of the trailing edge have been converted into ailerons. Furthermore the seat has been moved forward. The original aircraft was tail-heavy and had a lifting tail, which we did not want to have on this aircraft.
The engine on this aircraft is a modern Rotec 2800 (110 HP) produced in Australia. It is a powerfull and reliable engine which gives this aircraft more than enough power.
The instrument panel is fully equipped: It features modern equipment including a VHF radio and a mode S transponder.
Empty Weight: 654 lbs
Cruise speed: 55 mph
Landing speed: 30-35 mph