Ponnier racer

1913

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Ponnier racer

Louis Alfred Ponnier, director of Hanriot factory at Reims, founded Avions Ponnier 1912, producing racing monoplane (2nd place in Coupe Internationale at Reims 1913 flown by Vedrines).

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John Rossetti, e-mail, 19.10.2009 04:37

I am building the Ponnier from Peter Rake plans . The lower wing bracing wires are not clear on the drawing. If you are not warping the wings are the lower wires affixed, one to the front landing gear area and the other to the grommet show on the plans on the fuselage under the wing ? Your comments will be appreciated. Happy landings. John Rossetti

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Kevin Hamilton, e-mail, 13.10.2009 00:46

I built a 50 inch wingspan Ponnier from modified Peter Rake plans. I added ailerons, removeable one-piece wing (it has to fit inside a MGB GT), and used a O.S. 52 four stroke, instead of electric motor(I like the sound!). I also made the tail a little longer, because I thought it looked better. It can fly quite fast or remarkably slow. The ponnier is not a plane you see every day....well worth the build!

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d mollinet, e-mail, 07.05.2008 02:23

I need scale documentaion for the 1913 PONNIER racer, I am building one in quarter scale.
THANKS DM

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