Louis Alfred Ponnier, director of
Hanriot factory at Reims, founded Avions Ponnier 1912,
producing racing monoplane (2nd place in Coupe Internationale
at Reims 1913 flown by Vedrines).
|John Rossetti, 19.10.2009|
I am building the Ponnier from Peter Rake plans . The lower wing bracing wires are not clear on the drawing. If you are not warping the wings are the lower wires affixed, one to the front landing gear area and the other to the grommet show on the plans on the fuselage under the wing ? Your comments will be appreciated. Happy landings. John Rossetti
|Kevin Hamilton, 13.10.2009|
I built a 50 inch wingspan Ponnier from modified Peter Rake plans. I added ailerons, removeable one-piece wing (it has to fit inside a MGB GT), and used a O.S. 52 four stroke, instead of electric motor(I like the sound!). I also made the tail a little longer, because I thought it looked better. It can fly quite fast or remarkably slow. The ponnier is not a plane you see every day....well worth the build!
|d mollinet, 07.05.2008|
I need scale documentaion for the 1913 PONNIER racer, I am building one in quarter scale.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?