Aeroplane Monthly 1976-09
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A.Ord-Hume - Arpin A-1 /British pre-war ultralights/
The Arpin A-1 at Hanworth shortly after completion in May 1938, showing the roomy two-seat cabin.
The Arpin pusher, shown here in prototype form, was the first machine in this country to be designed around the tricycle undercarriage. In production form it will be fitted with a Cirrus Minor engine.
Demonstrating a cross-wind landing
A view showing the three-piece split flaps
The A-1 in 1939 with a 90 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Minor I, re-positioned pitot head, new nose and static mass balances on rudders and ailerons.