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    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Paris Le Bourget Airfield – The Home of the Paris Air-show and one of the Best Aviation Museums on this Planet!
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      The Musée de l'Air is home to Concorde s/n. 001
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      The European Space Agencies first Airianne Rocket
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Dassault Mirage, s/n. 01
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      SE-210 Caravelle which is the World’s 2nd Jet Airliner; the DH 106 Comet having been the First
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Dassault ‘Mystere’ Falcon 20, s/n. 001 is here in safe keeping
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      There is some great stuff here in the General Aviation Hall!
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      This museum has one of the World’s finest collections of pre 1920 Aircraft
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Deperdussin - Blériot - Antoinette
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Early construction techniques are both practical and in some cases beautiful
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      The fittings, attachments and connections all tell the real story here
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      And now the ‘Star’ of this evenings get-together:
      Mons. Alberto Santos Dumont’s Demoiselle
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
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      First, please let me introduce the Demoiselle’s creator…
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      The child of a coffee plantation baron in Palmira, Minas Gerais in S.E. Brasil, Alberto Santos Dumont studied at a technical school in Paris. There he began experimenting with gas balloons and then airships. In 1906 he was the first to fly a ‘heavier than air’ powered aeroplane in Europe, slightly less than three years after the Wright Brothers made history at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      The Demoiselle (‘young lady’ in French) is named after the delicate but powerful ‘Demoiselle Dragonfly.’
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      The first Demoiselle, the model 19, was powered by a 20 hp horizontally opposed Dutheil-Chalmers engine which was mounted between the wheels and linked to the propeller by a drive chain. A single bamboo pole supported tail surfaces, which pivoted on a universal joint to act as both elevator and rudder. There was an auxiliary rudder either side of the pilot and an auxiliary elevator between the front wheels. There initially was no lateral (roll) control, until the auxiliary rudders were removed and wing-warping control was added in the model 20. The warping was controlled by wires connected directly to a harness that the pilot would wear. Also a 24 hp Antoinette engine was installed for more speed and power.
       
      In 1909 he exhibited the first version of his No. 20 "Demoiselle. " Bamboo, wood and linen were the main components of what was at that time, the smallest and lightest aircraft in the world. "Le Petit," as the Parisians called the Brazilian, intended his creation to be a kind of "Everyman's Aeroplane," available for the modest sum of 7,500 French francs.
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Powered by a 24 HP horizontally opposed, water-cooled Antoinette engine, the 235 Lb model 20 Demoiselle aircraft would cruise at 56 MPH.
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Original 20 HP Model 19
      Re-engine’ed 24 HP Model 19
      30 HP Control stick Model 20
      Sling-seat Model 20
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
      Many versions of the Demoiselle have been constructed, since Alberto Santos Dumont retired with Multiple Sclerosis in 1910. Many are R/C models.
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
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      Our Museum is extremely proud to have a Demoiselle
      Replica in the collection.
      All we need now is money to refurbish and rebuild it.
    • The Musée de l'Air and the Demoiselle
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