Engine: ENV (original equipment), 1939 Franklin of 50 HP in Aerodrome’s example
Wingspan: 30 '
Top Speed: 50 mph (80 km/hr)
Gr. Weight: 500 lbs (227 kg)
René Hanriot built and raced motorboats, so it is not surprising that this airplane appears to have a racing skiff for a fuselage. The light weight, “monocoque” fuselage was advanced for the time. Hanriot’s son flew this type airplane in European competitions, and at age 15, was the youngest licensed pilot in Europe. Our reproduction flies in our airshows and reached over 1000’ of altitude for an extended flight at Hammondsport, NY in 1976.