Flight 1930-02
BOMBAY FLYING CLUB "AT HOME": General view of the members' enclosure at Juhu Air Park on the occasion of the Bombay Flying Club's "At Home" and Aerial Display, December 3, 1929. The machine is a D.H.9
The staff of the Air Survey Co. at Rangoon with a trusty old D.H. 9 (Siddeley Puma).
Another view of the Air Survey Co.'s seaplane base at Rangoon.
AIR TRANSPORT IN SWITZERLAND: One of the Balair machines being loaded with freight, of which the company carried a considerable amount.
AN EXHORTATION: Mr. Ledlie shows the Cleansing Committee how to get to work.
25 июля 1929г.: летающая лодка Dornier Do X впервые взлетела с поверхности озера Бодензее. 21 октября она установила рекорд, совершив полет продолжительностью 1 час со 169 пассажирами и экипажем на борту.
Огромный Do X на этом снимке еще оснащен радиальными двигателями Jupiter. Обратите внимание на обтекатели стоек мотогондол.
The Do. X: View of the pilots' control cabin.
Отсек бортинженера был оснащен 12 отдельными комплектами оборудования для контроля и управления двигателями. Первоначально установленные на самолете моторы Bristol Jupiter из-за недостатка мощности заменили американскими двигателями Curtiss Conqueror.
The Engine Control Room is placed on the upper deck and communicates with the wing and, through it, the engine nacelles.
Sectional side elevations and transverse sections of the Do. X. Note the longitudinal steps and tumblehome sides. The rear step is narrow, and carries a water rudder (not shown).
Dornier Do.X 12 Siemens-Jupiter 525 h.p. Engines
THE LATEST BLACKBURN MACHINE: Three aerial views of the all-metal "Ripon" Mark III Torpedoplane.
A 1930 MODEL: The latest edition of the Moth III, which should appeal to those pilots who have reached the stage of wishing for something "warm and dry" to fly in.
Grace and Speed: The Moth III should certainly confute the critics who think that a cabin aircraft is synonymous with lack of speed, but whether the tandem seating arrangement will find favour will be an interesting point to watch.
An unusual and - as yet - unfamiliar physiognomy: The use of an "inverted'' Gipsy engine in the new de Havilland "Moth III" has resulted in a nose which looks a good deal like a heron, what with the low position of the head and the raised shoulders. The machine is probably one of the most efficient, aerodynamically, produced so far, having a top speed some 20 m.p.h. higher than that of the ordinary Gipsy-Moth.
THOROUGHNESS: Proof loading the "Moth III" fuselage. Above, the rear fuselage loaded to 8,500 lbs., and below, the engine mounting with 2 tons suspended from it.
Easy access and good view are the two outstanding features of the new de Havilland "Moth III." The position of the fuselage over the ground is very low, and the occupants can step straight into the cabin. Large windows and a transparent roof give an airy impression as well as a good view.
The Blackburn "Iris III" Flying-Boat is of all-metal construction except for the wing covering.
A METAL AVIAN TO SERVE THE SHELL INTERESTS: This machine is one of the latest acquisitions of the Shell-Mex organisation. They are now launching a scheme whereby an attack will be made on the Dominion markets with the aid of aircraft, and this Avian (Genet Major) was christened, together with two Moths (Gipsy), at Croydon Aerodrome on Thursday, February 6.
A Ford all-metal monoplane arrives at Madrid for the Madrid-Paris line. It was embargoed at Seville by the Junkers Co. regarding patent rights, but later released under bond.
ELSEWHERE in this issue we refer to the activities of the Air Survey Company and mention that the second Fairey III F. machine, which has been specially built with a Jaguar VI.C. engine, would shortly be ready. This aircraft was recently demonstrated at Northolt and our photographer has caught Mr. C. R. McMullin showing the sort of speed which makes aircraft for commercial use a paying proposition. The Jaguar engine has been very neatly cowled, and in this case certainly does not spoil the proverbially good lines of the III.F.
ON this page we show how the Eagle Camera has been arranged in the III F.'s supplied by the Fairey Aviation Co. to the Air Survey Co. for their work in the Sudan. The view shows the camera projecting underneath the fuselage, and sloped for oblique photography.
ON this page we show how the Eagle Camera has been arranged in the III F.'s supplied by the Fairey Aviation Co. to the Air Survey Co. for their work in the Sudan. A view looking down into the cockpit gives one a very good idea as to the room the operator has when working the camera. This cockpit can be re-arranged to carry three passengers, should it be desired to use the machine for transporting the ground staff from one spot to another or for any such similar work.
The "Daily Mail" having had a run of bad luck with "Geraldine" have now purchased a Desoutter; no doubt they will be happier with their latest love!
This view of the actual full-size "Hornet" serves as a comparison with the illustration above of the model in the same position
Two views of Mr. Edwardes' flying scale model of the Hawker "Hornet."
The model Hawker "Hornet" just starting a successful R.O.G. flight.
AIR EXCURSIONS OVER THE ALPS: A view, from M. Thoret's Potez 32 "Alpine Aerobus," of Glacier du Tour (3,500 m.), Mt. Blanc range.
Thoret's Potez 32 monoplane with which he makes "personally conducted" tours over Mt. Blanc from the aerodrome de Passy - Mt. Blanc, Le Fayet.
HAWAIIAN AIR TRANSPORT: Two Sikorsky S.38 amphibians of Inter-Island Airways about to start on the inaugural flight from John Rodgers Airport Honolulu, to Hilo
A THREE-QUARTER REAR VIEW OF THE "DB 70": The passengers' cabin is formed by the aerofoil-shaped centre section.
THE "D.B.70": The latest French commercial monoplane show that it possesses several interesting and original features. It is equipped with three 600 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engines and carries 28 passengers.
A plan of the cabin arrangement of the "DB 70" commercial monoplane.
D.B.70 Commercial Monoplane 3 600 h.p. Hispano Suiza Engines
THE TOWLE T-2 AMPHIBIAN: In this rear view the machine is seen resting on its wheels which protrude through the bottom of the floats.
THE TOWLE T-2 AMPHIBIAN: Front view of the machine on the slipway. The wheels are retracted into the outboard floats.
View looking forward inside the cabin of the Towle T-2 Amphibian. Note the generous proportions of windows and windscreen.
For One who Practises What She Preaches: Mr. C. W. T. Wood, who has taken out a Coupe Gipsy Moth for the personal use of Mrs. Wilson, of Wilson air lines in Kenya.
One of the new pits being used to replenish the fuel supply of a Moth
"SIR CHARLES WAKEFIELD": The D.H. Moth presented to the Bombay Flying Club by Lord Wakefield. In front of the machine are Mr. J. A. Brown (left), of C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., and Mr. W. Scott King, the Club's Engineer.
PRESENTING A "MOTH": A D.H. Moth (Gipsy) was presented to the Bombay Flying Club by Sir Charles (now Lord) Wakefield on the occasion of the Club's "At Home." Our picture was taken after the christening, and shows, from left to right, Mr. M. A. Fazalbhoy, Mr.C. M. Eastley, Mrs. F. D. Petit, Master Sykes, H.E. Sir Frederick Sykes (Governor of Bombay, who christened and handed over the machine), Sir Victor Sassoon, and the Governor's A.D.C.
A LADY OWNER IN AUSTRALIA: Lady Somers, the wife of the Victorian State Governor, is now the owner of the above Gipsy Moth. She took her "A" licence in England, and is said to be the first woman in the Commonwealth to own her own machine.
Three of the Club Moths which escorted Sir Frederick Sykes from Government House to Juhu Air Park
Side-by-side dual control can be provided, as this view, looking into the cockpit, illustrates.
Koolhoven FK.40 230 h.p. "Titan" Engine
An interesting advanced type of machine which has been designed by Flt.-Lt. Latimer Needham, R.A.F. This is now being constructed and should be admirable for those pilots who have attained proficiency in the training type glider. At a later date we hope to publish full details of this machine.
The New Supermarine Air Yacht: The three Armstrong-Siddeley geared "Jaguar" engines are mounted direct on the wing.
The view shows the usefulness of the lower wing stumps as gangway platforms.
The Berliner-Joyce Commercial monoplane, the main feature of which is the good visibility obtained by the arrangement of the wings in relation to the cabin.
The exterior and interior views of the cabin in the lower picture.