The Camel is a very small, light machine — 1,300 pounds as tested. It’s roughly comparable to a Cessna 150 but with half again more wing area and who knows how much more drag. On the other hand, with a 160 hp Gnôme engine swinging a 9-foot propeller at 1,200 rpm, the Camel climbs well: We recorded almost 1,700 fpm. The tests, Javier flying, consisted of a series of turns, climbs, dives, and large, abrupt control movements. We investigated speeds down to 35 knots and up to 83, continuous bank angles over 70 degrees, and pitch and yaw rates of between 20 and 30 degrees a second.