Flight 1926-02
SIR HARRY BRITTAIN'S AUSTRALIAN FLIGHT: Our illustration shows, on the left (top), Sir Harry Brittain, M.P., about to start on his recent aerial tour of Victoria from Point Cook aerodrome. On the right he is seen on his arrival at Ehuca with the Mayor (third from right) and his daughter (extreme left), and his pilot (centre), F/O. B. E. Wilson, R.A.A.F. Below is a view of Sir Harry's D.H.9, taken from another machine whilst flying at 2,000 ft. near the Mountains of Ararat.
THE "K.1" COMMERCIAL MONOPLANE: Three-quarter front view of a passenger aeroplane built in Soviet Russia. It is fitted with a 170 h.p. Salmson engine.
The detachable engine mounting on the Russian "K.1" monoplane.
THE "K.1" COMMERCIAL MONOPLANE: Front view of the Russian-built machine, the first to be produced in that country employing tubular steel construction.
"K.1" Commercial 170 hp Salmson Engine
THE HANDLEY PAGE W.10 IN FLIGHT: These four views, taken at Cricklewood recently, show the new H.P. machine in various attitudes during a test flight. The pilot on this occasion was Capt. Hubert Broad.
At Stag Lane Aerodrome on Tuesday of this week, Sir Charles Wakefield, Bart., presented to representatives of the Lancashire Aero Club the de Havilland "Moth" generously promised the Club at a luncheon in Manchester in November last. In our group will be recognised Colonel Edwards of the Air Ministry, Sir Charles Wakefield, Commander H. Perrin, Mr. John Leeming, Chairman of the'Lancashire Club, and Colonel Darby, whose firm built the "Cirrus" engine with which the "Moth" is equipped. The flying pictures show the "Moth" being stunted by Capt. Broad, the well-known de Havilland pilot.
IN THE FAR EAST: A Napier-engined Fokker, D.C1, flying over the rice fields of Java.
THE SPANISH TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT: The Dornier-Wal metal mono flying-boat, fitted with two Napier "Lion" engines, on which Maj. Franco flew from Spain, across the Atlantic, to Pernambuco.
A REMARKABLE ENDURANCE TEST: The Bristol "Bloodhound," fitted with a Bristol "Jupiter" engine, which has been carrying out a series of endurance flights between Filton (Bristol) and Croydon since January 4. So far it has been in the air for 77 hr. 15 min., and has covered 8,595 miles.
THE HAWKER "CYGNET" LIGHT BIPLANE: The above machine has been presented by the Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd., to the R.A.E. Light Aero Club of Farnborough. It is now fitted with a Bristol "Cherub" engine instead of the A.B.C. "Scorpion" originally fitted (as shown).
THE "TRAVEL AIR SPECIAL": An American four-seater commercial biplane, fitted with a Curtiss C 6A 160 h.p. engine.
MACREADY'S ALTITUDE 'PLANE: The XCO5A (400 h.p. "Liberty"), developed by the U.S. Engineering Division, McCook Field on which Lieut. John A. Macready (standing by machine) attained an altitude of nearly 36,000 ft. last week.
"SEAGULLS" FOR AUSTRALIA: These four views show the Supermarine "Seagull," piloted by Captain Biard and carrying as passengers Sir Joseph Cook and Squadron-Leader Brown, taking off, in flight, alighting, and moored to a buoy. Two of these photographs give an indication of the poor visibility obtaining at the time of the flight.
LAUNCHING THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN "SEAGULL": The upper photograph shows the machine leaving the slipway at Woolston, piloted by Capt. Biard and carrying as passengers Sir Joseph Cook, High Commissioner of Australia, and Squadron-Leader Brown, Liaison Officer of the R.A.A.F. The lower photograph shows Sir Joseph having a final chat with Lady Cook before the start of the flight, and in inset Sir Joseph having his flying cap adjusted.
CHRISTENING THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN "SEAGULL": At Southampton the christening ceremony and launching of the first of a batch of Supermarine "Seagulls" built for Australia took place on February 6, when Lady Cook christened the machine and Sir Joseph Cook, High Commissioner for Australia, made a flight over the Itchen and Southampton Water. The upper group includes a number of well-known personalities present at the ceremony, and in the lower photographs Lady Cook is seen (on the left) cutting the cord, while on the right the bottle of champagne may be seen at the moment of striking the anchor secured to the bows of the "Seagull."
A MANOEUVRABLE MACHINE: The Beardmore W.B. XXVI has recently been put through some severe performance and controllability tests, from which it has emerged with flying colours.
Undercarriage of the Beardmore W.B. XXVI two-seater fighter.
THE CAPRONI "CA 70": A "close-up" showing the mounting of the 400 h.p. Bristol "Jupiter" engine above the boat-like body.
THE CAPRONI "CA 70": Side view of a recent production of the Italian Caproni firm. It is a land machine intended for ground strafing or night fighting, and is fitted with a Bristol "Jupiter."
AN ITALIAN "SEMI-LIGHT 'PLANE": The Montorfano "R.7" two-seater biplane, constructed by the famous Italian shipbuilding firm, Cantieri Navali di Monfalcone. It is fitted with a 60 h.p. Combi 6-cylinder water-cooled engine, and has the following characteristics: Span, 28 ft.; O.A. length, 20 ft; area, 258 sq.ft.; weight empty, 815-8 lbs.; weight laden, 1,323 lbs.; weight/h.p., 22 lbs.; weight/sq.ft., 5; speed range, 37 - 83-7 m.p.h.
THE ANEC III - SOME CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS: 1 shows the spar root fitting on the lower rear spar, while the attachment to the fuselage is shown in 2. Steel straps run under the fuselage to transmit the pull of the lift wires. In 3 is shown a typical fuselage joint aft of the luggage compartment. A luggage compartment hinge is illustrated in 4, which also shows the wood construction. The front spar of the lower plane is attached to the fuselage by the fitting shown in 5, and it should be noted that steel tubes are employed to transmit the loads to the two bulkheads or formers of the cabin.