Dirigeable mixte Malécot

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The dirigeable mixte Malécot (Malécot's hybrid airship; sometimes called simply Malécot) was, at least in theory, an airplane with enough LTA balloon connected to achieve midair equilibrium without forward propulsion.

Connected with Patent FR-1904-342610, filed by Société Malécot & Cie, and Patent US-1908-897000, filed by Malécot personally.

Date of construction inferred as 1907, as first trials occurred in September 1907; but note patent secured in 1904.

Malécot deflated the balloon in November 1907 with plans for new trials in the spring.[1]

Publications referring to dirigeable mixte Malécot

Publications referring to Malécot

Publication 385, 1907, Aérostation. Le dirigeable Patrie, Mixte Malécot, la Ville de Paris, le Nulli-secundus, Zeppelin, etc. provides specs (reproduced below) and mentions an incomplete trial on 6 September 1907, in which the steel nacelle cable made came into unplanned contact with the propeller, and an incident on 23 September 1907 in which the envelope was torn in a violent wind.

Name dirigeable mixte Malécot
Year constructed 1907
Creators Hippolyte Louis Malécot
Volume (m3)
Length (m) 33
Diameter (m) 7.40
Height (m)
Weight (kg)
Engine horsepower 90
Speed (km/h)
Name dirigeable mixte Malécot
Year constructed 1907
Creators Hippolyte Louis Malécot
Length (m)
Wingspan (m) 20
Wing area (m2) 180
Weight (kg)
Engine horsepower 90
Speed (km/h)


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