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Will Howard
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2015, 01:34:34 am »

Splendid work, & well documented  by the photographer's art!
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Wirecase
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2015, 06:56:06 am »

Mother of GOD! That is awesome work! I tip my hat to you sir!

Also, thanks for posting those work in progress pictures, I love those!  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2015, 01:10:28 pm »

It flies! it flies! Sterling work, sir.
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Hez
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2015, 03:19:57 pm »

Mercie M. VincentB.  That was a wonderful start to my day.


(and it FLIES!)
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2015, 08:22:42 pm »

Great machine, very detailed and fragile, thats how it must be!
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Alexis Voltaire
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2015, 08:17:42 am »

This has to be the most exquisitely beautiful thing I've ever seen.
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2015, 09:39:44 am »

I'm speechless !
I've just gone through every language I know and there are no words that come close to being able to describe what you have created.
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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2015, 11:03:44 am »

Superbe !
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VincentB
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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2015, 06:10:14 pm »

Thank's everybody Smiley
Now the plans are available, so If someone is interested to buy the plans of the Vis a Nuage, for building the model or for decorating your workshop...
you can order it here  http://www.retroplane.net/commandeplan.htm
The plans are printed on 3 large sheets, (1x 3m - 1x 2.70m - 1x 2.30m)
They are shipped by post office (folded, not rolled because shipping will be too expensive) and dxf of the parts (for CNC cutting) are sent for free by email.
 Viewing plans http://www.retroplane.net/flying-machine/apercu-plan1gr.jpg
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SPBrewer
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2015, 11:32:19 am »

Fantastic! 
I, for one, recommend you receive an instant promotion!

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SPBrewer
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2015, 05:55:29 pm »

Be sure to see the video!  Had I built that fantastic machine, I would not have had the nerve to fly it for fear of crashing.
I love the integrated boiler/engine.  I suspect that saved a lot of weight.  And I really liked the crank up Victrola!
I've only done this once before, but sir, I would like to present you with the Queen Victoria's Revenge honorary Chief Engineer Wings!

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Mr. Boltneck
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2015, 09:07:16 pm »

That is a really beautiful aircraft. The fact that it flies adds a lot, particularly since most actual late-19th Century heavier-than-air flying machines were famous for an emphatic lack of actual flight time, and could more accurately be classified as "crashing machines."
I look forward to seeing more.
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Drew P
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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2015, 04:03:58 am »

Wow, I was gone for just over a week and come back to drool over see this.
Absolutely fantastic! Your attention to detail is inspiring and your level of craftsmanship is superb!

I love the fact that you work with various techniques and materials, something I try to do with my builds, too. It's a shame to cover up such wonderfulness with fabric and such, but it must be so satisfying to reveal those secrets with photos and blow peoples minds.

I've watched the video and perused your blog...makes one want to get up and have at making things! And you are a brave soul to have those take flight - something I would not want to risk.

Thanks for taking the time to post and sharing your wonderful work! Smiley 
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VincentB
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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2015, 06:52:21 pm »

Hi everyone,

I made another flights. I start to understand how the machine fly, It's different and more difficult of my other gliders....

Yesterday I flew at Gaillac (in south of the France) beautiful day, warm and without wind, great for flying.




It was nice to see these birds, kites, join the Vis a Nuage, and fly close, obviously they were attracted by its silhouette




There are a few more pictures on my website
http://www.retroplane.net/flying-machine/page7.htm

I updated the video, the yesterday flights are from 9mn30s with a small onboard camera.
http://www.retroplane.net/flying-machine/La-Vis-a-Nuage.wmv
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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2015, 07:46:25 pm »

Very impressive, especially with the birds joining in.
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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2015, 07:15:04 pm »

I am continually amazed!  I wish I could read French.  It appears, from looking at the pictures, that there was a real aircraft like your model built in the past.
Thanks for updating us.
Stan aka The Sky Pirate
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« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2015, 03:38:56 am »

Incroyable.


Cheers!

Chas.
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SPBrewer
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« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2015, 07:02:49 pm »

If anybody finds info on " Honoré Dartiguenave " on the net in English, please let me know.  My Google search is not going well.  Sad
He looks like somebody who should have a Wikipedia page about him.
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« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2015, 03:32:26 am »

He was totally unknown, you find nothing more about him, that  I wrote on my website. He lived in the same town like me, just find a little document in the museum of my town.
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« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2015, 06:18:30 pm »

This is another steam flying machine that I would like to build one day... but for flying it will be more difficult

The Kaufmann's machine 1867 - the full size had never flew
http://gillonj.tripod.com/aerialsteammachine/







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SPBrewer
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« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2015, 07:22:22 pm »

He was totally unknown, you find nothing more about him, that  I wrote on my website. He lived in the same town like me, just find a little document in the museum of my town.

Mr. Vincent B.,
    Did  Honoré Dartiguenave ever complete his flying machine?  If so, did he ever attempt to fly it?  Of course his would have required are BIG bungee cord!  Wink
However, I think your work proves it could have been done, except perhaps for the issue of weight.  I am still amazed at your great work!
Thank you,
Stan Brewer aka The Sky Pirate
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VincentB
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« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2015, 03:39:15 am »

The machine was finished and ready to fly, but when the steam engine started, the screw of clouds has been destroyed and then all the machine has been destroyed and burned. It was better like this because the machine could never flew, she was too much heavy
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SPBrewer
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« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2015, 05:26:01 am »

Honoré Dartiguenave must have been a wealthy man to be able to afford to build such an aircraft.
I like how you copied the old photographs of his parts with your new photographs of your parts.
Why did you change from the wood spoke wheels to the rubber wheels?  The old photographs show wood spoke wheels on Honoré Dartiguenave's aircraft.
Also, what is the walking engine with a fan on it?  Was this something else Honoré Dartiguenave had designed?  It is very interesting, but I can not see what powers it.
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.
Stan aka The Sky Pirate
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VincentB
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« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2015, 06:22:41 am »

Why did you change from the wood spoke wheels to the rubber wheels? 
Rubber wheels are for the flying test, landings are too hard, wood wheels don't resist

Also, what is the walking engine with a fan on it?
it's just a model of the artwork of Theo Jansen (see the link on my webpage), I find it funny, it work with a fan, full size work only with the wind
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SPBrewer
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« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2015, 04:59:17 am »

Very impressive, especially with the birds joining in.


I liked the little bird on the aircraft.  I can just hear him telling his friends, "Hey guys, I went flying this afternoon and didn't flap my wings once!"  Wink
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