Help with Deperdussian Type A data

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  1. johnchanlon

    johnchanlon New Member

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    Hi all,

    Having been interested in building a replica "something" for some time I have finally settled on a project.

    I chose the Deperdussin for a couple of reasons, mainly because it will be small(ish) when completed and its one of the first aircraft used by the Australian Military.

    I have some basic plans and pics at the moment, and I will be ordering the pack from World War I Aeroplanes Inc. for some more info, but I was wondering if anyone may have some drawings etc they could share while I wait for this to arrive?

    Any pics, particularly of the Australian machines would be helpful as well.

    Thanks
    John.
     
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    Hi John,

    >Any pics, particularly of the Australian machines would be helpful as well.

    After overcoming a subtle typo in the type designation, here is a photograph of an Australian replica:

    Aviation Photos: Deperdussin Type A

    I also found this, though I think it's not a Type A:

    Deperdussin

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
  3. Graeme

    Graeme Well-Known Member

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    Hi John. There was one hanging from the roof of the Australian War Memorial. Maybe they could be of assistance?

    [​IMG]

    Hi Henning. From that site...It looks like an uncompleted? replica of the 1912 Deperdussin 'Monocoque' Racer, but the text refers to 1913 world records...

    "It is a copy of the model that held both the world land and seaplane records in 1913."


    ...and Deperdussin's racer for that year looked very different.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It is Nieuport II from 1910/11.
    Regards,
    Yavor
     
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