Aeroplane Monthly 1974-11
J.Wood - Seventy hours of Dronish delight
The Flea that the author first soloed in. It is shown as it is today, with wrong engine. The original Douglas Sprite was used by the Drone syndicate as a spare. The Flea is today owned by the Midland Aircraft Preservation Society.
Another Drone, G-ADEJ.
FRESH FROM THE HIVE. A greatly improved version of the B.A.C. Drone has been produced and is seen here in a spirited zoom at Hanworth. The wings are now arranged to fold and there is tankage for 5 1/2 hours' fuel. Cruising and maximum speeds are respectively 60 m.p.h. and 70 m.p.h.
Robert Kronfeld climbs steeply away in the Drone G-ADPJ.
A striking "angle" on the B.A.C. Super Drone which cruises at 60 m.p.h. with a 750 c.c. engine.
Cdr J. S. Dove RN's Drone G-ADPJ.
The author indulges in a low flypast in his Drone.
C. H. Lowe Wylde demonstrates the single-seat prototype Planette No 1. He later died in this aircraft when it sideslipped into the ground from 400ft.
The subject of this article, BAC Drone G-AEJH, and the author at Sywell, Northamptonshire.
The four Pianettes, numbered 1 to 4, during a demonstration at Hanworth in November 1932, The Planette was the forerunner of the Drone and was powered by a 600 c.c. Douglas flat-twin motor cycle engine.
A Pianette at Hanworth in 1932.
G-AFBZ again.