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Old Sep 14, 2014, 10:53 PM
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Vis à Nuage - Steam Glider 1874

Hi there,
Maybe someone has already seen my last model on my website...
His name is in french "La Vis à Nuage". The full size was built by Honoré Dartiguenave in 1874
The idea was, after takeoff with bungee, screwing the clouds and fly attached on the clouds with the wind

More details on my website (5 pages)
http://www.retroplane.net/flying-machine/page1.htm

and a video :
http://www.retroplane.net/flying-mac...is-a-Nuage.wmv

































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Old Sep 14, 2014, 11:03 PM
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Wow!
First Class Steampunk
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 11:19 PM
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Hope you video the maden!very very nice piece of art!
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Utterly wonderful! Best of luck for the maiden voyage
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 10:24 AM
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I saw pics of this elsewhere (Retroplane?), it's great to see more details. This is IMO truly the most stunning glider yet! Congratulations!
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 02:23 PM
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The attention to detail is amazing! Steampunk at it's best.
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A work of art!

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Old Sep 20, 2014, 06:24 AM
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Wow!!! I got no other words!

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Truly amazing work
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 12:47 PM
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Hi there,
Some news about wings covering. Like elevator, covering is made with Koverall

Wood tint on the fabric, mix 50/50 grey and red wood





The Koverall is glued with a layer of hot melt adhesive



Then it's classical, work with a small iron



Trailing edge made with steel cable, then sewing fabric around cable



zig-zag rib stitching


Leading edge... 260 small eyelets 2mm






more details in french...
http://www.retroplane.net/flying-machine/page6.htm
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 03:08 AM
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Vis à Nuage

Vincent,

vraiment impeccable,

Chapeau

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Old Nov 13, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Next... wood tint red with airbrush on the reliefs, ribs... and varnich matt





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Straordinario!
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Old Nov 22, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Last finishing on the root wings. Cutting stencil with CraftRobo


and sticking gold leaf


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