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1/6 Blériot XI ARF

1/6 Blériot XI ARF

The Blériot XI is the aircraft that was used by Louis Blériot, French Aviator, on July 25, 1909 to make the first flight across the English Channel. This achievement is one of the most famous accomplishments of the early years of aviation.


It was produced in both single and two-seat versions, powered by a number of different engines include famous Anzani 3-cylinder fan (or semi-radial) engine.  Like its predecessor, it was a tractor configuration monoplane, with a partially covered box-girder fuselage built from ash with wire cross bracing. The principal differences were the use of wing-warping for lateral control.

Blériot XI was widely used for competition and training purposes. The first Blériot XIs entered military service in Italy and France in 1910, and a year later, some of those were used in action by Italy in North Africa (the first use of aircraft in a war) and in Mexico. The Royal Flying Corps received its first Blériots in 1912. During the early stages of the First World War, eight French, six British and six Italian squadrons operated various military versions of the aircraft, mainly in observation duties but also as trainers, and in the case of single-seaters, as light bombers with a bomb load of up to 25 kg.


Our RC Bleriot XI is about 1/6 scale, requires a 3~4 channel or more radio, and is designed for electric power systems. Customer could decide to use ailerons (4 ch) or not (3 ch). To make it easy for most of beginners to intermediate level RC pilots, the original-airplane’s wing-warping feature is not used. There are lots of customers, such as Dennis K Crouch and Wayne Wlocka, who have recommended that we develop the Bleriot XI. We are grateful for such advice and hope this ARF will bring more of the joy of RC flying to our customers.


Special Features 

  • Unique product, only ARF available on the market, made of balsa, plywood and composite materials
  • Wings are easy to remove for transportation  
  • Shock absorb landing gear
  • Shock absorb and steerable tail gear
  • Optional scale-look spoked wheels (ARF comes with solid wood wheels)
  • Customer’s option of scale pilot seat and dummy engine



Wingspan:  51”

Length:  42"

Wing Area:   552 sq in

Radio: 3~4 ch. & 2 or 4 mini servos

Flying Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz

Power:  Min. 400W brushless motor


Instruction Manual  
click here ARF doesn't come with print copy of instruction any more, download  it here for free.


Flying Video 
Flying Video Model Aviation click here 
Scale Details Video click here
Flying Video Maxford USA click here

Product Review
Full product review by MCM&E, a UK RC Magazine click here
Full product review by Model Aviation click here
Full product review by Jim Rice, AMA Former Vice President click here


Other items you might need


Replacement Parts click here

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