Donnet-Lévêque C replica flies in France

After 20 years of work, the replica of the Donnet-Lévêque Type C flying boat built by Les Retro Planes d’Argenteuil has taken to the skies. The 2-minute first flight was made on 16 November 2017 at la Ferté-Alais with Edmond Salis at the controls.

The flight showed that adjustments are needed on the 80 hp Rhône rotary engine, which was not delivering sufficient power. It would appear that the carburettor is the source of the problem.

More informations (with photos) can be found on Aero Buzz.

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