Miles M.13 Hobby
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1937

Единственный экземпляр
Описание:
Miles M.12 Mohawk, M.13 Hobby, M.15 и M.18
Flight, September 1937
A PROPORTIONAL DEPARTURE
Фотографии

Miles M.12 Mohawk, M.13 Hobby, M.15 и M.18

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  Одноместный самолет M.13 Hobby строился для участия в гонках на Королевский кубок 1937 года, на машине стоял мотор de Havilland Gipsy Major II мощностью 140 л. с. Из-за сложностей с убираемым шасси самолет не достроили, но продали британским ВВС для продувок в натурной аэродинамической трубе.
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Flight, September 1937

A PROPORTIONAL DEPARTURE
Miles Hobby is Longer Than its Span: Wide Track: Series II Gipsy Major

  A CHARACTERISTIC feature of M. Marcel Riffard's Caudron racing monoplanes has been the unusual length of the fuselage in relation to the wing. Such proportions have rarely, if ever, been seen in this country, which makes the design of the new Miles Hobby King's Cup racing monoplane all the more interesting.
  The actual dimensions are: Span 21ft. 5in., length 22ft. 8in., height (to tip of airscrew) 8ft. 7in., wing area 80 sq. ft.
  A Gipsy Major Series II engine is fitted, driving, of course, a "1,000" size D.H. v.p. airscrew. The undercarriage - of no less than 9ft. 6in. track - retracts inwardly and Miles flaps are used in the cockpit enclosure. A very neat Perspex windscreen is incorporated.
  The Hobby made its first flight only a few days ago, so complete performance figures are not available. A reasonable estimate of the maximum speed, however, would be a few m.p.h. plus or minus 200 m.p.h.
  It is unlikely that the Hobby will be quite as fast as its rival - the T.K.4 - in view of its somewhat larger size and greater wing area.
With its feet tucked up, and with a final coat of dope, the Miles Hobby will look far prettier than it does in this, its experimental state.
WOODWORK AS A HOBBY: Mr. F. G. Miles' own pet entry for the King's Cup race. Christened the Hobby, it is powered with one of the new Series II Gipsy Majors driving a "1,000" size D.H. v.p. airscrew. Unorthodox features of this fascinating little wooden racer are the wide track and the short span, which is actually less than the length.
MAJOR-POWERED MINOR. The diminutive Hobby single-seater sports monoplane which will be the mount of its designer - Mr. F. G. Miles - in the King's Cup Race. It has one of the new Gipsy Major II engines.
This G.A. drawing shows the unusual proportions of the Miles Hobby and the relatively wide track of the undercarriage.