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In 1879 he constructed a monoplane with 7-foot wingspan, two propellers and a tail. He tested this vessel at the military establishment at [[Chalais-Meudon]], tethering it to a pole and launching it from a circular track. However, the vessel ran into difficulties landing on its own, sustaining repeated damage. Tatin published his results in the September 1880 edition of ''[[L'Aéronaute]]'', saying he thought there was hope for heavier-than-air flight but also that he personally was giving up on it.<ref name=Hallion126>[[Hallion, 2003]], p. 126.</ref><ref>Victor Tatin, "[[Tatin, Recherches et Expériences, 1880|Recherches et Expériences]]", L'Aéronaute Vol. 13 No. 9, September 1880, p. [http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5699189t/f15.image 229].</ref>
 
In 1879 he constructed a monoplane with 7-foot wingspan, two propellers and a tail. He tested this vessel at the military establishment at [[Chalais-Meudon]], tethering it to a pole and launching it from a circular track. However, the vessel ran into difficulties landing on its own, sustaining repeated damage. Tatin published his results in the September 1880 edition of ''[[L'Aéronaute]]'', saying he thought there was hope for heavier-than-air flight but also that he personally was giving up on it.<ref name=Hallion126>[[Hallion, 2003]], p. 126.</ref><ref>Victor Tatin, "[[Tatin, Recherches et Expériences, 1880|Recherches et Expériences]]", L'Aéronaute Vol. 13 No. 9, September 1880, p. [http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5699189t/f15.image 229].</ref>
  
However, Tatin developed another airplane, weighing only 33 kg, with 6.6m wingspan, and a steam engine powering two spiral propellers. This airplane was tested in June 1897 and flew 140 meters horizontally from a cliff before falling into the sea.<ref>[[Banet-Rivet, 1898, L'Aéronautique]], pp. 209–210.</ref> [This flight is not widely discussed; it doesn't even seem to be in Tatin's own book.]
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However, Tatin developed another airplane, weighing only 33 kg, with 6.6m wingspan, and a steam engine powering two spiral propellers. This airplane was tested in June 1897 and flew 140 meters horizontally from a cliff before falling into the sea.<ref>[[Banet-Rivet, 1898, L'Aéronautique]], pp. 209–210.</ref> This flight is discussed in [[Tatin et Richet, 1897, Expériences faites avec un aéroplane mû par la vapeur]] but perhaps did not enjoy widespread attention.
  
 
In the twentieth century, Tatin-designed the "Paulhan-Tatin Aéro-torpille" (torpedo).<ref name=Hallion126 />  
 
In the twentieth century, Tatin-designed the "Paulhan-Tatin Aéro-torpille" (torpedo).<ref name=Hallion126 />  

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Victor Tatin was a French aero inventor.

In 1879 he constructed a monoplane with 7-foot wingspan, two propellers and a tail. He tested this vessel at the military establishment at Chalais-Meudon, tethering it to a pole and launching it from a circular track. However, the vessel ran into difficulties landing on its own, sustaining repeated damage. Tatin published his results in the September 1880 edition of L'Aéronaute, saying he thought there was hope for heavier-than-air flight but also that he personally was giving up on it.[1][2]

However, Tatin developed another airplane, weighing only 33 kg, with 6.6m wingspan, and a steam engine powering two spiral propellers. This airplane was tested in June 1897 and flew 140 meters horizontally from a cliff before falling into the sea.[3] This flight is discussed in Tatin et Richet, 1897, Expériences faites avec un aéroplane mû par la vapeur but perhaps did not enjoy widespread attention.

In the twentieth century, Tatin-designed the "Paulhan-Tatin Aéro-torpille" (torpedo).[1]

In 1908 Tatin published Eléments D'Aviation, a well-illustrated survey of various airplane designs.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hallion, 2003, p. 126.
  2. Victor Tatin, "Recherches et Expériences", L'Aéronaute Vol. 13 No. 9, September 1880, p. 229.
  3. Banet-Rivet, 1898, L'Aéronautique, pp. 209–210.