Flight 1925-08
SOME OF THE LARGER MACHINES AT LYMPNE: From left to right, the Avro-Lynx, Bristol "Lucifer," Bristol "Bloodhound," S.E.5, Sopwith "Gnu," A.D.C.l, and a sky-writing S.E.5.
ENTERTAINER: Tait-Cox on one of the Sky-writing S.E.5's, showing the shape of his loops by means of a smoke trail.
ENTERTAINER: Courtney on the Armstrong-Whitworth "Siskin," setting out on a demonstration flight.
OPENING OF LONDON AEROPLANE CLUB: Sir P. Sassoon about to make a flight in one of the "Moths," with Mr. Sparks as pilot.
HEADING FOR POSTLING: In the lead is the Airdisco "Avro," followed by the Pander monoplane, above which is seen the De Havilland "Moth" flown by Broad, with Cobham on the second "Moth" in hot pursuit.
OPENING OF LONDON AEROPLANE CLUB: The photograph show the two de Havilland "Moths," with "Cirrus" engines which are owned by the club.
THE ACTOR AIRMAN AND THE AIRMAN ACTOR: Mr. Robert Loraine goes for a flight with Alan J. Cobham, in a D.H. "Moth."
OPENING OF LONDON AEROPLANE CLUB: One of the "Moths" in flight.
LOW-WING MONOPLANE: Courtney making a vertical bank on the " Pixie II."
GOODBYE LYMPNE: The Parnall "Pixie III," waiting for the Southern Railway.
LINING UP FOR THE LIGHT 'PLANE HOLIDAY HANDICAP: the line-up for the second heat.
"STOP THAT LEAK": Different methods of closing the gap between rear spar and aileron in some of the Lympne machines. 1. In the Beardmore "Wee Bee" an aluminium strip is used with edges turned over for stiffening purposes. The front edge is covered by fabric strip doped on. 2. In the A.N.E.C, an aluminum strip is used, stiffened by fore-and-aft corrugations, while in 3, the Parnall "Pixie II" three-ply is employed, and in 4, the Cranwell monoplane, rubber strip. This was later removed as it tended to cause the controls to work stiffly.
A FOKKER RECORD-BREAKER: The Fokker D.XIII has recently established four new world's records. Carrying a useful load of 500 kgs. (1,100 lbs.) the machine attained an average speed of 165-7 m.p.h., while with the same load and over a distance of 200 km., the average speed was 164-7 m.p.h. These speeds are stated also to be world's records for a machine carrying 250 kg. (550 lbs.) useful load. The pilot was Engineer Grase (inset), the Fokker chief test pilot. Great Britain's share in the records was provided by the Napier "Lion" engine, and it is interesting to note that both machine and engine were standard productions in every way.
HEADING FOR POSTLING: The Bristol "Bloodhound," and the Sopwith "Gnu," approaching the aerodrome turning point.
Campbell on the Bristol "Bloodhound."
A FEW DETAILS AT LYMPNE: 3. The unusual aileron crank and pulley arrangement on the Bristol "Bloodhound."
THE RUNNER-UP: The Caudron monoplane, type C.109, with 40 h.p. Salmson engine. In the upper right hand corner, M. Talpin, chief designer to the Caudron works, and, in the lower left-hand corner, M. Vanlaere, pilot of the machine.
THE INTERNATIONAL HANDICAP: This event was won on the Hawker "Cygnet," which is seen doing a turn round the tent.
THE INTERNATIONAL HANDICAP: This event was won on the Hawker "Cygnet," which is seen crossing the finishing line
Boyes on the D.H.53
LOW-WING MONOPLANE: Uwins rounding the mast on the Bristol "Brownie."
A SWEDISH VISITOR: These four photographs show the Swedish seaplane with Rolls-Royce "Eagle" IX engine, on which Commander Flory flew from Stockholm to Felixstowe and back. On the return journey the flight from Felixstowe to Malmo was made, non-stop, in 7 hrs. 15 mins.
THE SUPERMARINE "SOUTHAMPTON": The "Southampton," which is fitted with two Napier "Lion" engines, has now gone into quantity production, but at present no details concerning it may be published.
A FEW DETAILS AT LYMPNE: 2. The Airdisco engine and its mounting in the Avro 504.
King on the Sopwith "Gnu."
The Austin "Whippet" going out for the Private Owners' Handicap.
Holmes on the Bristol "Lucifer."
ONE OF TWO "RECORDMEN": The world's duration "record" holder, the Poncelet "Vivette," which has remained aloft for 10 hours 19 minutes 43 2/5 seconds. The inset shows M. Alfred Auger, left, pilot of the " Vautour," and Commandant Massaux, pilot of the "Vivette."
A FEW DETAILS AT LYMPNE: 1. The enlarged petrol gravity tank on the A.N.E.C. monoplane.
GROSVENOR CHALLENGE CUP RACE: Chick, on the "Hurricane," winning the race
GROSVENOR CHALLENGE CUP RACE: Chick acknowledging the applause of the public.
AN AVRO FOR GREECE: We show above an Avro-Lynx seaplane about to start on a test flight before being delivered to the Greek Government.
A FEW DETAILS AT LYMPNE: 4. The Oleo under-carriage of the Avro-Lynx is characterised by a very long travel.
THE DEMONTY-PONCELET LIMOUSINE, 45 H.P. ANZANI: This is the winning machine in the light 'plane class. Standing in front of the machine are (from left to right) M. Poncelet, the constructor, M. Van Opstal, the pilot, and M. Demonty, the designer of the machine.
The Demonty-Poncelet limousine: This close-up view shows the engine with exhaust collector, three-bladed propeller, &c, and the cabin which has accommodation for two, seated side by side. Dual controls are provided, the machine being of the type known as "Conduite Interieure."
THE WINNER: The Demonty-Poncelet limousine taking off and in flight. Pilot: Van Opstal.
Kingwill on the Beardmore "Wee Bee."
LINING UP FOR THE LIGHT 'PLANE HOLIDAY HANDICAP: the machines getting ready for the first heat.
GROSVENOR CHALLENGE CUP RACE: the line-up of the machines.
Hinkler on the Avro "Avis."
AN A.D.C. GROUP: Mr. Perry, Major Stewart and Capt. Walker, standing by the A.D.C.l, on which Perry and Longton gave exhibition flights.
INTERESTING VISITORS AT WADDON: On July 20 distinguished visitors from foreign parts inspected the Martinsyde-Jaguar ADC.l machine at the Aircraft Disposal Company's works at Waddon. The group shown above, standing in front of the ADC.l are, from left to right: Maj. J. Stewart (A.D.C., Ltd., Sales Manager); Maj. Sarmento de Beires of the Portuguese Military Aviation Service, Who flew from Lisbon to Macao last year; Comdr. R. Fitz-Simon, of the Argentine Naval Air Service; and Capt. Walker (A.D.C., Ltd., Works Manager).
ENTERTAINER: Perry on the Martinsyde A.D.C.l.
THE HAWKER "HEDGEHOG": A Fleet Reconnaissance three seater, with Bristol "Jupiter" Engine. Three-quarter front view.
THE HAWKER "HEDGEHOG": Three-quarter rear view. Note the petrol gravity tank in the top centre-section. The wings are designed to fold.
THE HAWKER "HEDGEHOG": A three-seater Fleet Reconnaissance machine with Bristol "Jupiter" engine. By the courtesy of the H. G. Hawker Engineering Company our photographer was able recently to secure these photographs of the machine in flight. The photograph of Flight-Lieut. Bulman, who is now chief test pilot to this firm, gives a good idea of the size of the "Hedgehog."
Comper making a vertical bank on the Cranwell C.L.A.3.
The Lincoln Standard Light 'Plane: A smart little single-seater fitted with a 30 h.p. 3-cyl. air-cooled Anzani engine.
Two views of the S.H.B.P. light monoplane 40 h.p. Salmson engine. This machine was built by M. Simonet and some friends, and was to have been piloted by him. On the right the machine on the ground. The aluminium cowling over the front portion of the fuselage has been removed, and is seen resting on top, just in front of the tail. On the left, the machine starting for a flight, piloted by Van Opstal.
The Mulot Monoplane "Labor," with 18 h.p. Vaslin engine.
ONE OF TWO "RECORDMEN": The Abrial "Vautour" monoplane glider which established a new "record" by reaching a height of 720 metres above its starting point
OFF FOR A GLIDE: The Abrial "Vautour" ready to start, and, inset, in flight.
Abrial A2 "Vautour"
The Landes-Breguet Monoplane Glider has wings similar to those of a gull, and should be very efficient aerodynamically, but the wing construction was too flexible, and no prolonged flights were made.
The Nessler Monoplane Glider making a short trial hop.
The Beardmore W.B. XXVI, 375 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Eagle IX" engine. This photograph shows the wind tunnel model of the machine.
Beardmore W.B.XXVI Rolls-Royce "Eagle" IX Engine