Aeroplane Monthly 1981-01
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K.Wixey - Parnall Elf /British pre-war ultralights/
PARNALL "ELF" (A.D.C. "Hermes").
The unmarked prototype Elf being flown by F.G. Miles in July 1929 at Yate, Gloucestershire.
The unmarked prototype Elf being flown by F.G. Miles in July 1929 at Yate, Gloucestershire.
The unmarked prototype Elf being flown by F.G. Miles in July 1929 at Yate, Gloucestershire.
Two-seat private-owner and sporting biplane, with 105hp (78kW) Cirrus Hermes (Elf Mk.I) or 120hp (89kW) Cirrus Hermes II (Elf Mk.H) four-cylinder, air-cooled, inlines - three built. The Elf proved to be Harold Bolas' last design for George Parnall and Co before he left the company to undertake new ventures in the USA. G-AAFH illustrated.
The prototype bearing the registration marks G-AAFH. This Elf was later sold to Lord Apsley of Badminton, Gloucestershire.
G-AAIN is seen at the Fifty Years of Flying event at Hendon in July 1951.
Two views of the third Elf which featured horn-balanced rudder, half-span ailerons and 120 h.p. A.D.C. Hermes engine.
The prototype at Yate with wings folded.