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New Belgian Morane

For the last 20 years, the Ypres Technical School have had a beautiful 110hp Le Rhone rotary engine. Three years ago, staff and students started building an aeroplane for the Le Rhone to live in. Now it's ready to roll!

The aircraft is a Morane Saulnier Parasol L, as used by Georges Guynemer - and from the photos I've seen looks to be a pretty accurate replica!

The official unveiling took place 10:30 on 1st June 2009 at the Technical School in Ypres, to coincide with the school's 100th Anniversary. The engine was run and the aircraft was also taxi'ed. More news to follow!!

A video of their masterpiece is available on YouTube:

For more information contact Johan Vanbeselaere, Projectpromotor Morane Saulnier Parasol L, Vrij Technisch Instituut, Augustijnenstraat 58, Ieper, Belgium

Article posted: 18/05/2009

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