Flight 1921-08
THE FAIREY TYPE IIID SEAPLANE: Our photograph shows the "A.N.A.2," the second machine to be finished for the Australian Naval Air Service. Except for minor alterations this machine is similar to the standard type IIID described herewith.
CHRISTENING THE FAIREY IIID-ROLLS: At the moment of the breaking of the bottle of champagne on the propeller boss, by Mrs. A. M. Hughes, wife of the Australian Premier.
ON THE SLIPWAY: The Fairey "A.N.A.1" shortly before the launching.
THE FAIREY TYPE IIID SEAPLANE: View of the engine plates.
THE FAIREY "A.N.A.1": The machine being launched from its slipway.
THE FAIREY "A.N.A.1": Three views of the machine in flight, carrying as passengers General Seely and General Sir Sefton Brancker.
The Fairey Type IIID Seaplane: Front portion of the fuselage, showing Rolls-Royce "Eagle" engine.
The Fairey IIID Seaplane: Photograph of an aileron, showing triangulated construction.
The Fairey IIID Seaplane: Photograph of the tubular framework carrying lower spar attachments and worm-operating gear for flap control.
The large petrol tanks of the Fairey IIID Seaplane.
SOME CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF THE FAIREY TYPE IIID SEAPLANE: (1) The locking device which keeps the wings in place when folded. This fitting is mounted on the lower longeron of the fuselage. (2 and 3) The metal shoes on the ends of the longerons, where they are attached to the steel spool. (4) The spool joint in the top longeron, at the point where the engine unit joins the main fuselage. (5) The very ingenious steel spool at a point where about 14 members meet. (6) The steel spool without the fuselage members. (7) A typical fuselage fitting. (8) Fitting in place.
The worm gear operating the wing flaps on the Fairey seaplanes.
SOME WING DETAILS OF THE FAIREY TYPE HID SEAPLANE: (1) Details of the aileron crank, showing how welded joints are not relied upon to transmit stresses. (2) An aileron crank lever in place. (3) Section of a compression strut. The two halves are sprung together, the resulting strut being extremely strong. (4) An interplane strut fitting. The struts are steel tubes with wood fairings. (5) Attachment of built-up compression strut to wing spars. The strut end is located laterally by small wood wedges driven down in corners of U-bolt. (6) Attachment of nose rib to front spar. (7 and 8) Attachment of tubular trailing edge to wing ribs. (9 and 10) Details of the construction of the triangulated ailerons.
Diagrammatic sketch of Fairey camber gear.
Fairey Seaplane Type 3D 360 H.P. R.R.Eagle VIII
THE SAB. P.3: Side view.
The Sab. P.3: Three-quarter front view.
THE SAB. P.3: Folding the wings. Note the tail plane folded upwards.
The Sab. P.3: Front and rear views of the machine with wings folded. In the rear view can be seen the tubular pyramid which supports the wings from the sides of the fuselage.
The Sab. P.3: Getting off.
THE SAB. P.3: On left, carrying out the skis to the machine. Note the attachments, which fit on to the usual wheel axle. On right, the machine fitted with skis for use on snow.
THE SAB. P.3: On left, putting up the tent which is carried on board; and, on right, the machine in its tent. Note the door and windows.
THE SAB. P.3: Some wing details. 1. Diagram showing method of building-up a wing strut, and section of the latter. 2. The unusual fitting on the ends of the wing struts. 3. Diagram of spar construction. 4. End fitting on centre-section spar. 5. Swivel lug attachment of lift struts to main spars.
THE SAB. P.3: Some details of the fuselage construction, etc. 1. Diagrammatic side and plan views of the fuselage, showing accommodation, etc. 2. Diagram of manner in which landing-shocks are transmitted to, and distributed over, the fuselage framework. 3. Lug attachment on lower longeron for wing strut. Note the three long tie-rods running right across the fuselage. 4. Detail of corner brackets in fuselage. 5. Chassis strut fitting on lower longeron. 6. Attachment of centre-section struts to top longeron. 7. One of the formers of the fin, built into the fuselage.
DOMINION PREMIERS INSPECT "AMPHIBIAN": There is little doubt that in the Colonies and Dominions, no less than at home, the amphibian type of aircraft has an enormous future before it. It was therefore very fitting that on their recent visit to Waddon the Dominion Premiers should have an opportunity of inspecting the Vickers "Viking III," 450 h.p. Napier Lion, which won First Prize in the Government competition last year, and which has since done such good work in demonstrating the possibility of using the Thames and Seine rivers as "aerodromes." In the photograph Capt. Cockerell, the well-known Vickers pilot, is seen in front of the machine, in conversation with Sir P. Sykes and Capt. Guest, Secretary of State for Air.
The Avro "Baby" seaplane, fitted with an 80 h.p Le Rhone, one which has been supplied to Sir Ernest Shackleton for his Antarctic expedition.
THE AVRO BABY SEAPLANE: Three-quarter rear view.
Avro Baby Seaplane 80 HP Le Rhone Engine