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Lejeune Biplane
 
Lejeune-Bipe
 
Designed by Louis Lejeune, built by de Pischoff et Koechlin, the 1909 Lejeune biplane was modified with forward extending biplane aileron control; possibly as the Lejeune No.3.
 
Powered with a 10-12 hp 3-cylinder Buchet radial engine chain-driving two 2-bladed pusher propellers and featuring bicycle gear in tandem with wingtip wheels.
 
At the Prix de Lagatinerie, held May 23, 1909 - the official opening of Port-Aviation - Lejeune, who was not entered in the race, tried to fly his plane. Despite very long ground runs through the grass the little biplane never took off, managing only to earn itself the nickname “la moissoneuse”, (the harvester).
 
 
 
 


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