Aeroplane Monthly 1978-11
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R.Riding - Granger Archaeopteryx /British pre-war ultralights/
The rejuvenated Archaeopteryx in sprightly form during a Shuttleworth display at Old Warden.
Constructional view of the Archaeopteryx, which has been built by Messrs. R. F. and I. Granger, at Nottingham.
The uncovered but complete Archaeopteryx airframe
The Archaeopteryx stripped down at Old Warden.
The Archaeopteryx flying from Old Warden after restoration.
Finished view of the Archaeopteryx, which has been built by Messrs. R. F. and I. Granger, at Nottingham.
After covering and completion in October 1930.
Two views of the Archaeopteryx taken at the RAF Flying Club Display at Hatfield on June 15, 1935. Note the tiny prop and bungee undercarriage.
A close up view of the forward fuselage of the Linnet with instruments and ABC engine installed.
The uncovered but completed Linnet and, inset, after completion in mid-June 1926. The Linnet was originally designed as a glider and eventually made most of its flights towed behind a car, the engine being of insufficient power. Plans were afoot to re-engine but the Experimental Light ’Plane Club became involved with the Archaeopteryx.
The Grangers' second glider, the Pink Emu, which was later fitted with an engine and used as a taxiing machine for practice purposes to save the Linnet from unnecessary ill-usage.
Filling up the Linnet’s fuel tank, mounted on the top wing centre-section, prior to more attempted take-offs, presumably at Hucknall.
The completed Linnet stands behind the Pink Emu, summer 1927.