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Gerin V-6E Varivol

 

Varivol

 

Jacques Gerin developed an aircraft with variable wingspan and wing area, the Varivol, during the 40's. Wing trailing edges could be wound in and out by electric motor.

Full-scale tests in a wind tunnel at Chalais Meudon, were followed by flying tests in March 1936.

 

Vari-V6

 

Pilot M. Demimuid was killed in a Varivol crash on November 29,1936, but this was not attributable to variable-wing mechanism, which was intact.

Forgotten in a barn for 50 years, the craft was then restored by the Musée Régional de l’Air d'Angers.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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