Flea style "Piojo Flying MiniBike"

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  1. Dec 13, 2019 #521

    cluttonfred

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    True, Erkki, but the Cordouan was the last design that Avions Mignet produced before they went under. I don't have all the facts, but if *I* were being cynical, I might say that the Cordouan contributed to that demise. By trying to appeal to a broader audience with a 3-axis Pou-du-Ciel, they ended up with a pleasant enough plane with good low-speed handling but otherwise more complex and expensive and less efficient than a conventional monoplane, so why bother? Once again....

    MIGNET

    3 flying surfaces (4 if rudder has a fin), 2 move
    1 flight control
    2 control circuits

    CONVENTIONAL MONOPLANE

    5-8 flying surfaces, 4-5 move (more with flaps)
    2 flight controls (3 with flaps)
    3 control circuits (4 with flaps)

    I prefer not to call a three-axis, tandem-wing design "Mignet" or "Flying Flea" or "Pou-du-Ciel", not because of some sort of religious zeal, but because it ceases to have that simplicity and ease of piloting that Mignet was so passionate about.
     
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  2. Dec 14, 2019 #522

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    The Piojo is ideal with the two concepts, either as a pure flea as a two axis controlled bird or a 3 axis flea with the ailerons on the rear wing outer panels.
    The basic design remains for both configurations.
     

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