Flight, August 1933
"TOLLERTON'S PREHISTORIC MONSTER
We have received a few notes and the accompanying illustration of the Archaopteryx from its keeper, Mr. R. F. T. Granger, which we think will be of interest. The machine is now in its fourth flying year,
and, although it has been altered in no essential since its first flight, it has been steadily improved in detail. Last winter a larger petrol tank was fitted giving 2 hours' range, the cowling greatly improved, and the undercarriage cleaned up. This has given an extra 5 m.p.h. speed, bringing the top speed to a little over 95 m.p.h. We believe this to be the highest speed ever attained by any machine fitted with the "Cherub I" engine (24-29 h.p.), though some have been built with little more than half the Archaeopteryx's wing area. It will also perform normal banked turns at 35 m.p.h. A special permit for experimental flying has been granted by the Air Ministry, and the machine is now flying regularly at Tollerton.
The Granger "Archaeopteryx" flying at Nottingham.
THE ARCHAEOPTERYX: An experimental tailless machine which has been flying for some time at Tollerton.
Side and head-on views of the "Archaeopteryx" - an unconventional semi-tailless machine which first appeared in 1930 - in which Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Lord Trenchard showed great interest.
Constructional and finished views of the Archaeopteryx, which has been built by Messrs. R. F. and I. Granger, at Nottingham.
Granger Archaeopteryx G-ABXL, built at Nottingham 1926-30 and flown at Hucknall 1930-35, was on view at the Shuttleworth Air Pageant, Old Warden 8/9/68
The cockpit of the Archaeopteryx.