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Arnoux 1920 Biplane

Shortly after the war, Arnoux took up his work again. In 1919/1920, he constructed from components of war-time airplanes a tailless biplane ; it was motorized by a 130 hp rotary engine and had vertical rudder surfaces behind the pilot at both sides of the short nacelle. During 1922, a number of successful flights were made with this biplane. After modification to a single-rudder, it was demonstrated with success to the French aviation authorities, and the results of the tests were so promising that the "Société des Avions Simplex" firm was formed for the further development. The biplane was, however, destroyed in a crash in which the pilot, Fétu, sustained severe injuries.
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