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Modern French Racers: The French Contestants in this Year's Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race Described

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 July 1934

Abstract

THE second edition of the now classic Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup race showed considerable progress over the first competition; the principle of setting a relatively low limit for the cubic capacity of the engine and giving the designers an otherwise entirely free hand is unquestionably one of the best ways towards rapid technical strides. It must be particularly stressed that the competing machines had no certificate of airworthiness of any sort; in fact, Government control was for once completely left aside and the racers allowed to take part in the contest without having been subjected to the slightest examination of officials of the Ministère de l'Air. Thus manufacturers were relieved of the customary administrative difficulties and losses of time. The result proved perfectly satisfactory; machines were rapidly built and tried, they demonstrated remarkable flying qualities and performance, and technical advances of great practical value have been attained in a very short space of time. The experience is likely to have long‐reaching and beneficial results.

Citation

de Marolles, R.J. (1934), "Modern French Racers: The French Contestants in this Year's Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race Described", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 6 No. 7, pp. 179-184. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029816

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