Bl茅riot in full flight. Importunities of tradespeople? Good gracious, no! And, besides, I don't think Castalia would allow the importunities of tradespeople to disturb her much. I should fancy that a Bourbon princess could scarcely look on such folks from a more magnificent elevation than poor Castalia does. But, Que voulez-vous? She was brought up in that sort of hauteur. She considers herself an unexampled victim as it is. I think 'lessons on domestic economy' would about put the finishing stroke to the internal felicity of Ivy Lodge! ADDRESSED TO FATHER ANNAT Yours respectfully, Rheims Aviation Week. M. Lefebvre鈥檚 鈥榃right鈥?machine in flight. 色 亚洲 日韩 国产 在线 "I wish to be your friend. Don't force me to believe the worst of you. If your conscience is clear, why should you fear a few plain questions?" For one day tread the path of Liberty, "What the deuce am I going to do with you?" Probably wakened to realisation of the possibilities of the aeroplane by the Rheims Meeting, Germany turned out its first plane late in 1909. It was known as the Grade monoplane, and was a blend of the Bleriot and Santos-Dumont machines, with a tail suggestive of the Antoinette type. The main frame took the form of a single steel tube, at the forward end of which was rigged a triangular arrangement carrying the pilot鈥檚 seat and the landing wheels underneath, with the wing warping wires and stays above. The sweep of the wings was rather similar to the later Taube design, though the sweep back was not so pronounced, and the machine was driven by a four-cylinder, 20 horse-power, air-cooled engine which drove a two-bladed tractor propeller. In spite of Lilienthal鈥檚 pioneer work years before, this was the first power-driven German plane which actually flew.