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Re: Triangle Control Frame or A-Frame

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:56 pm

That's a bowsprit!
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Re: Triangle Control Frame or A-Frame

Postby JoeF » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:27 pm

Berlijn, Duitsland 1912. Foto: Overzicht van een toestel op de tentoonstellling, een motor van Luber-Aviation van 40 PK.
Creatorfotograaf: Fotograaf onbekend
Date of creation1912 Collection Photo collection illustrated magazine Het Leven (1906-1941) InstitutionSpaarnestad Photo
Source [SFA022811836], Het Leven, Spaarnestad Photo
Copyright For more information: Spaarnestad Photo Keyword• Berlijn
• Duitsland


It appears to me the bowsprit Is functioning only to hold the long front end of the Safe-Splat long skids
and not for anchoring any wing bracing.
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Re: Triangle Control Frame or A-Frame

Postby Frank Colver » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:15 pm

I agree with Joe, that's just a support for the front of the skid frame. I don't see any cables to the wing structure.

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Re: Triangle Control Frame or A-Frame

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:03 pm

Yeah. At first glance I thought it was a single surface but I see now that it is shiny metal, no doubt with a structure of some kind within the wing.
Quite a fanciful design.
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Re: Triangle Control Frame or A-Frame

Postby JoeF » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:40 pm

A contestant for the Peugeot Prize in a 1912 contest focused on human-powered flying
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Re: Triangle Control Frame or A-Frame

Postby ARP » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:14 pm

Frank Colver wrote:I agree with Joe, that's just a support for the front of the skid frame. I don't see any cables to the wing structure.

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The shaft from the engine drives a chain up to the keel where a pusher prop is located. I wonder if the "keel" is extended to provide a drive to a puller prop (not fitted) at the front of the "bow sprit" ?
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