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Hendy Hobo / Hendy 302
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Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1929
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Hendy 281 Hobo и Hendy 302

Hendy 281 Hobo был построен в единственном экземпляре в Шорхэме, графство Сассекс, в 1929 году. Это был одноместный моноплан с низкорасположенным крылом и открытой пилотской кабиной. Первый полет он совершил в октябре 1929 года. Hendy 302, также построенный в единственном экземпляре, представлял собой двухместный кабинный моноплан, построенный в 1929 году компанией "George Parnall & Company Ltd" по проекту Бэзила Хендерсона.

Flight, November 1929

THE "HENDY HOBO”

  ALTHOUGH he has had to work under somewhat unfavourable conditions, Mr. Basil B. Henderson, Managing Director of the Hendy Aircraft Co., of Shoreham, Sussex, completed the little single-seater light 'plane, which he calls the "Hendy Hobo," about a month ago. On its first test flight, Mr. Percival took the machine straight off the ground without any preliminary straights, and found it to answer the controls perfectly. So much so that, already on this first flight, the pilot flew the machine "handsoff."
  The general features of the machine can be seen in the photographs, and it will be observed that the "Hendy Hobo" is a low-wing cantilever monoplane. The wing is designed to fold, and the two halves of the undercarriage support the wing roots. Owing to the wide track, the machine can be taxied about on the ground in very small circles without turning over. The engine is an A.B.C. "Scorpion," which has been found to run extremely smoothly.
View of the Hobo in its original form, with 35 h.p. ABC Scorpion engine and large Palmer aero wheels.
The three photographs right show the Hobo at Shoreham in 1929, around the time of the first flight.
The Hobo immediately after modifications which included re-engining with a Pobjoy R engine, different undercarriage and the fitting of mass balances to the ailerons and rudder.
The Hobo at Lympne, in later life.
The Hobo after extensive modification, painted in the colours of Aircraft Exchange & Mart, at Hanworth.
Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart in his Hobo at Lympne. The aircraft was registered in his name on July 20, 1935, and based at Hanworth.
Picture shows A. L. T. Naish flying the Hendy Hobo in the 1934 King’s Cup Air Race at Hatfield.
Another view of the Hobo at Hatfield during the 1934 King’s Cup Air Race. Fuel shortage brought about a forced landing at Reading and put the Hobo out of the race.
The Hobo leaving Brooklands for Newcastle, hotly pursued by a D.H. Leopard Moth, on August 11, 1934.
Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart at the controls of the Hobo on the occasion of the London-Cardiff Race, at Heston in September 1935.
Первоначально Hendy 302 оснащался двигателем Cirrus Hermes I мощностью 105 л. с. (78 кВт), но затем последний заменили на Cirrus Hermes IV мощностью 130 л. с. (97 кВт), а также перепроектировали кабину и установили шасси с обтекателями колес. Модифицированная машина стала называться Hendy 302A.
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