Flight 1923-09
SIR SAMUEL HOARE AT GOTHENBURG: This photograph, showing the British Air Minister being received on his arrival, was taken just after the Daimler Airway D.H.34, on which he made the trip, had landed at Torslanda aerodrome.
THE D.H.50 AT GOTHENBURG: On the left, Mr. Alan J. Cobham on arrival, with his two passengers, Admiral Mark Kerr (centre) and Mr. C. C. Walker, director of the De Havilland Company. On the right, Cobham with some Swedish friends. On Cobham's right is Dr. Malmer, who was responsible for the drawing up of the rules governing the competitions.
A D.H.50 AT GOTHENBURG: Mr. Cobham getting out of his cockpit immediately after winning the competition
Towing her out for a test: The Navy-Curtiss, photographed off Cowes. Note the clean design.
THE SCHNEIDER CUP RACE: On the left, one of the C.A.M.S. racers is seen being transported up to S. E. Saunders' works, and on the right the same machine being rigged by a few professionals assisted by enthusiastic amateurs.
A record breaker: Sadi Lecointe's Nieuport-Delage, 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engine, on which he has recently made several attacks on the world's altitude record. His best height so far has been 10,700 metres indicated, but this has not yet been homologated. Note the Lamblin radiators
Rear and front views of the Cierva "Autogiro."
Diagram showing the forces in the lifting vanes.
The Albatros "L.59/60" is produced in two slightly differing types. The "L.59" is a single-seater with five-cylinder Siemens radial engine, while the "L.60" is a two-seater and is fitted with 7-cylinder Siemens radial. The type exhibited was the "L.60."
Out for a test: The Supermarine "Sea Lion," Mark II, Napier "Lion" engine, one of the Schneider Cup defenders, taxiing down Southampton Water preparatory to making a test flight piloted by Capt. Biard, winner of the Schneider Cup Race at Naples last year.
THE BLACKBURN SCHNEIDER CUP DEFENDER: A silhouette of the "Pellet" flying boat entered by the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company, Ltd., which we reproduce from "The Olympian," the B.A.M.Co. house journal. The "Pellet" is fitted with a 450 h.p. Napier "Lion," mounted just above the top plane, the area of which is more than twice that of the bottom plane.
THE C.A.M.S. TWIN-ENGINED FLYING BOAT: No. 3 is the type 33 bis, while the lower photograph shows the type 33. The engines are Hispano-Suizas. One of these machines won second place in the recent competition across the Mediterranean and back (St. Raphael-Corsica, Bizerta, Corsica-Berre).
C.A.M.S.33 ON THE SEA: The larger photograph shows the type 33, while the inset shows the 33 Bis taking off.
THE D.H.53: Three-quarter rear view. This illustration gives a good idea of the shape of wings and tail, also indicates that the view from the pilot's cockpit is exceptionally good.
THE D.H.53: Front view, showing dihedral, wing bracing, struts, etc.
THE D.H.53: Side view.
THE D.H.53: Three-quarter front view, and, on the left, a larger view of the engine and undercarriage.
THE D.H.53 LIGHT 'PLANE: Some constructional details. 1, General view of the undercarriage, of which some of the details are shown in 2; 3 shows the engine mounting, cowling, tank, etc.; and 4, the very simple engine plate. The fitting for one of the wing-tip cane skids is shown in 5. In 6 the construction of spars, ribs, and compression struts is indicated, as well as the substantial fitting for the wing struts. Details of the aileron sprocket mounting are shown in 7.
D.H.53 Light 'Plane 750 c.c. Douglas Engine
THE LOUIS SCHRECK F.B.A. FLYING BOAT, TYPE 17 H.E.2: General Arrangement Drawings, supplied by the constructors.
A Supermarine "Seagull" Amphibian, with Napier "Lion" Engine, at the Naval Base at Tokio: This photograph shows, standing up, Colonel the Master of Sempill, who was originally in charge of the British Aviation Mission to Japan, and, in the cockpit, Major Brackley, who took charge last year. Major Brackley is reported to have been on his way to England at the time of the terrible earthquake. All members of the British Aviation Mission are now reported to be safe.
The most promising machine of this year's Rhon competition: Herr Martens' monoplane glider "Strolch," on which he has covered a distance of 13 kilometres (8 miles).
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BODMIN": Side view showing small auxiliary front wheels.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BODMIN": View of the engine room and transmission.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BODMIN": On the left, one of the gear casings, the tractor and pusher screws, and two main petrol tanks slung on a tubular braced member. On the right, a view of the tail skid, etc.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BODMIN": Details of tail plane, spar and bracing strut attachment. The elevator has leading edge balance, and is carried on brackets from the rear spar. In the lower left-hand corner is shown the attachment of the tail plane bracing strut to the rear face of the spar. On the right, a typical fuselage fitting and section of longeron.
Boulton Paul "Bodmin" 2-450 hp Napier "Lion" Engines
Herr Standfuss starting on the Erfurt glider on which, later, he was killed while making a flight in the presence of General von Ludendorf. While flying In a very gusty wind the wing broke.
THE ESSEN GLIDER IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE START: This machine was badly damaged in a crash, the pilot escaping with a sprained ankle.
Herr Sthamer starting on the "Bremen'' for a flight to Gersfeld, where he delivered a mail-bag of letters written and "posted" on the Wasserkuppe. This was probably the first glider air mail.
The new Harth-Messerschmidt, piloted by Hackmack. The influence of "Vampyr" design is noticeable.
RAYNHAM'S HANDASYDE LIGHT 'PLANE: This machine is fitted with a Douglas flat twin air-cooled engine.
THREE VIEWS OF RAYNHAM'S LIGHT 'PLANE, WITH 750 c.c. DOUGLAS ENGINE: This machine is a miniature monoplane of semi-cantilever type. The wing is braced on each side by one strut and one wire. The Douglas engine drives the tractor screw direct. The wing and tail are painted yellow (Raynham's racing colour) and the fuselage dark grey.
THE HANDASYDE LIGHT 'PLANE: On the left, a view of the nose, showing the Douglas engine and the small-diameter direct-driven airscrew. The undercarriage is of very simple form, two short cantilever struts carrying the axle and rubber shock absorbers. On the right is shown, above, the pilot's cockpit, with the various instruments. Below, Raynham is seen standing by his machine. This photograph gives a good idea of the small overall height of the machine.
RAYNHAM'S HANDASYDE LIGHT 'PLANE: Some constructional details. 1. Aileron hinge and crank. 2. Split pin locking device for elevator hinge pins, and elevator crank. 3. Attachment of wing to fuselage. 4. Details of the very simple undercarriage. 5. Mounting of the petrol and oil tank.
Handasyde Light 'Plane 750 c.c. Douglas Engine
The ill-fated Navy-Wright, photographed at Cowes shortly before the flight that ended in a crash. The propeller is stated to have burst and punctured the floats, with the consequence that the machine crashed when the pilot attempted to alight.
ANOTHER AMERICAN CHALLENGER: The Navy-Wright (N.W.-2) is to be piloted by Lieut. A. W. Gorton, U.S.N. The American machines have arrived, and are "stabled" at Saunders' of Cowes. The pilots will take every opportunity of getting in some flying practice, becoming familiar with the course, etc.
The American Navy-Wright Schneider Cup Challenger: A three-quarter rear view of the machine "dry." From this view a good idea of the strutting arrangement may be obtained. Note the wing-radiators and shape of the wings.
THE VICKERS "VIGET" LIGHT 'PLANE: This photograph gives a good idea of the ease with which this machine can be wheeled along by one man. For transport over longer distances the wings are folded.
THE VICKERS "VIGET": Front, three-quarter front, and three-quarter rear views. On the left the machine is coming in after her first flight, piloted by Capt. Cockerell.
THE VICKERS "VIGET": On the left, a view into the cockpit, and, on the right, the mounting of the Douglas engine. Note the chain reduction gear.
THE VICKERS "VIGET" LIGHT 'PLANE: Some constructional details - 1. Analytical sketches of the fuselage fittings, which are made from Duralumin. 2. Sketch showing hinge on lower rear spar. 3. Locking pin with "umbrella" catch on top front spar. A small tube is used for slipping over the end of the pin, compressing the catch so that it will allow the pin to be withdrawn. 4. Diagrammatic perspective view of the tubular engine mounting. The upper tubes brace the top of the sprocket casing, while the engine is supported on the two front transverse tubes at the bottom. 5. Access to the pilot's cockpit is facilitated by a door in the coaming.
Vickers "Viget" Light 'Plane 750cc Douglas Engine
THE SCHNEIDER CUP RACE: One of the Latham machines photographed at Cowes just after its arrival. This machine was flown across by Duhamel. It is fitted with two 400 h.p. Lorraine-Dietrich engines.