We have chosen the scale 1:5, as it allows a reasonably big
airplane, but a small enough one that it can be handled easily in a car, easy to assemble
at the airfield and above all, it relatively easy to fly. The model can be converted to
the "Channel Crosser", but we have chosen to build the somewhat later and
As you can see from the documentation the variations of the Bleriot XI are numerous and
your choice can be any one of the depicted aircrafts.
There were several variants of the Bleriot XI and our model is designed after the
double rattan tail skid ones that were used in many of the flying schools in France to
teach Americans the necessary combat skills needed in WWI. Changes can be easily made to
model other variants like the tail wheel used in Louie Bleriots channel crosser or others.
The airplane comes with the landing gear attached and it remains only to
screw the stabilizer in place and attach the rudder, control wires to the rudder and
elevator horns. The wings are pushed into the fuselage in holes located on the sides and
the wing supporting wires attached with the quick links "turnbuckles." It may be
necessary to adjust the tension of the wires.
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