Aeroplane Monthly 1991-09
J.Fairey - Flying the Flycatcher
RICHARD WINSLADE’S superb colour plate shows the author’s reproduction Fairey Flycatcher in the hands of John Romain up from its Duxford base in August 1990.
The Flycatcher’s unbalanced full-span ailerons make the biplane very heavy on lateral control.
This dramatic view of the Flycatcher clearly shows the top wing dihedral and apparent anhedral on the lower wings.
The cockpit of the author’s reproduction Flycatcher bears little resemblance to the original article. The camber-changing mechanism is situated behind the control column.