[WWI] Observations

iban ibancorp at TDS.net
Wed Feb 21 16:55:40 EST 2007


i wonder if they shifted from unstressed to pre-stressed rigging at some 
point after the bleriot?  i would have thought they'd done it already by 
the time of the e-iii.  was it a replica?  if so, perhaps the builder 
wasn't aware of the benefits of pre-stressing.


ernest thomas wrote:
> There's also a Bleriot and Fok.E-III, both with wing warping. In the 
> pictured flight attitude,some of the rigging wires on the wings have a 
> very pronounced sag. I always just assumed the wires would always stay 
> tight.

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