AERONAUTICS: French Flivver

Georges Barbot and the famous "air flivver " in which he won 25,000 francs for crossing the English Channel arrived at Roosevelt Field, L. I., in preparation for a flight to Chicago.

The tiny monoplane weighs but 400 pounds without the pilot. Its wing, thick at the body and tapering to knife thickness at the outer edges, its short, slender fuselage, are the last word in lightness and aerodynamic efficiency. The machine has the appearance of a beautiful silver albatross.

The two-cylinder engine weighs only 20 pounds and is...

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