Aeroplane Monthly 1981-11
K.Wixey - Parnall Imp /British pre-war ultralights/
The Parnall Elf followed the Imp in 1929. Of the three Elfs built, G-AAIN survives and the AIR PORTRAITS plate shows Tony Haig-Thomas at the controls on August 30, 1981.
Three views of the Imp in its original state, with 80 h.p. Armstrong Siddeley Genet II, later exchanged for the 65 h.p. Pobjoy “P” engine.
SOME MORE COMPETING MACHINES: The Parnall "Imp" (Siddeley "Genet II") with Flying-Officer W. Bonham-Carter up. The Parnall "Imp" is unusual in having its top plane arranged with a pronounced sweep-back.
With front seat faired over and the Genet engine streamlined, the Imp takes off from Hendon during the 1928 King's Cup Air Race in July.
Harold Bolas flying the Imp in March 1928.