Flight, January 1920
SOME “ B.A.T.” AEROPLANES
In size, one of the smallest aeroplanes in the world, in construction, the simplest ever designed, the ”Crow,” F.K.28, stands in a class entirely by itself. The main idea in the production of this little machine
has been to provide the flying public with an aerial equivalent of the motor cycle. The overall span of the "Crow” is 15 ft., and the overall length 14 ft., but if even this should prove to be too large for storage purposes, it is an exceedingly easy matter, with the aid of a spanner and a pair of pliers, to dismantle the machine completely in a few minutes - there are no bracing wires to worry about, and the unscrewing of 12 nuts removes the main plane, which is in one piece. The pilot is seated in a small nacelle mounted on a large central skid between the wheels. The engine, a 40 h.p. A.B.C. "Gnat,” is mounted on the front of the plane, and forms an easily detached unit complete with mounting, petrol and oil tank. The petrol and oil tanks contain sufficient for a two-hour flight, or 150-mile journey. The weight of the machine is only 220 lbs.
Flight, July 1920
The Olympia Aero Show 1920
Owing to its small size the "Crow" attracts a good deal of attention, especially from the fair sex, and from the younger visitors of the "superior" sex. As a serious attempt at a sporting machine one could find fault with many of the features of the design, and the type is not likely to be perpetuated. The machine is too tricky to handle, and its gliding angle is - well, we have seen better.