Robert-Esnault-Pelterie REP-2 Parasol
The Esnault-Pelterie REP.1 and its successor the REP.2 were originally experimental aircraft, developed by French aviation pioneer Robert Esnault-Pelterie. The REP-1 had an unusual undercarriage consisting of on main wheel, a small tail wheel and two smaller wheels mounted to the wing-tips. A novelty was the steering by a stick.
The REP.2 differed from the REP.1, initial the same construction, but soon a more conventional construction. The fuselage was a steel tube frame covered with linen.
Test flights with the REP.1 were made in September 1907 and test flights with the REP.2 were made in June 1908 and resulted in a height an distance record for monoplanes.
|Length:||6,85 m||Wingspan:||9,6 m|
|Height:||2,5 m||Wing area:||15,75 m2|
|Empty weight:||- kg||Max. start weight:||420 kg|
|Max. speed:||80 km/hr||Climbing speed:||- m/min|
|Cruising speed:||- km/hr|
|Range:||- km||Service ceiling:||- m|