Louis Blériot (July 1st 1872 with Cambric - August 2nd 1936 with Paris) is a manufacturer of Lanterne S of Automobile S, Avion S and Motocyclette S and pilot pioneer of French aviation. He was the first to cross the Manche in the plane with his Blériot XI the July 25th 1909.
Blériot planesLouis Blériot manufactured many models of planes of which:
- Blériot V: built in 1907, it is monoplane with duck wing.
- Blériot VI: June 1907, monoplane with wings tandem, called the Dragonfly. It makes a success of some flights.
- Blériot VII: September 1907, monoplane actuated with an engine Antoinette of 50 CV, Propeller to four Blade S.
- Blériot VIII: built by using Blériot VII between February and June 1908, it is close by its form to the Blériot XI, but the ailerons of Trailing edge are replaced by swivelling parts. The November 24th 1908, it is destroyed.
First crossing of the English Channel in 1909Louis Blériot is the first to cross the Manche, the July 25th 1909 while taking off with the Lever sun, condition required by the Daily Mail (British newspaper) which is at the origin of the challenge and will give to him the sum of 25.000 gold franc concerned. The crossing will be carried out in 37 minute S, connecting Barraques, close to Calais, and Dover, with the orders of the Blériot XI which it conceived in collaboration with Raymond Saulnier, been driven by an engine 3 Cylindre S developing 25 horses.
It is about a passive engine with Soupape S with three cylinders in range, manufactured by Alessandro Anzani.
The village the Huts , being part of the commune of Sangatte, will be called later Blériot-Beach in its honor.
Blériot motor bikesIts successes in Aéronautique brought to him military orders for the Guerre of 14-18, which led it to increase to produce more, but the Armistice of 1918 made cancel many orders, which led it to develop its motor bike activity, with a very mitigated success.
- Side valves
- 3 speeds
- Belt drive
- Disc wheels
- Harnessable with a Motorcycle combination.
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