Bédélia Flying Boat 1912

The Bédélia Flying Boat - built in 1912 - was a characteristic biplane with a very large and flat fuselage, acting probably as the floating hull. The wing struts were very large I-styles. Tractor propeller in the front is driven by an engine in the hull, which drives the propeller via a chain.

The machine was temporarily fitted on wheels, with skids. Ailerons were fitted in between the wings. Machine was exhibited on the Salon Paris 1912.

There are more versions of this machine, as the designers developed it further. In the end not very successful.