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    Building a Bleriot XI

    Hello,Wanting to build the Bleriot XI aircraft that crossed the English Channel, I searched for blueprints off it. I have run into a little problem.Attached are two blueprints of the Bleriot XI. I don't know which variation is the correct one. I want to use the one that crossed the English Channel. Notice the wheel structure and the body is a little different.Please, NO google it. I have already tried that.One more question, I am going to build the body out of blasa wood and-I think- the wing out off foam. I am also going to use a 250 size electric motor. Looking at some other aircraft on the market, I am thinking about making the wingspan 38 in to 40 in. Any suggestions on size would help-this will be my first attempt of making a radio control airplane from scratch. Thanks a bunch,J3dF
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    RE: Building a Bleriot XI

    You might want to check out this thread on RCG. The builder might be able to answer your questions. He's done some incredible work on his 1/2 Scale Bleriot XI.

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    RE: Building a Bleriot XI



    First, thanks for the link R G. It will help a bunch.


    In the picture TFF posted, the wheel struts connectedat the middle of the wing.The problem is I have seen pictures with the wheel struts connected at the front of the wing. I don't know who to believe. I want it to look like the one that cross the channel.


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    RE: Building a Bleriot XI

    Thanks ya'll.I have decided to go with the drawing with the struts in the middle of the wing. I watched the video of the real takeoff and I think this is correct.Anyways, it shouldn't be to hard to chance.


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