Flight 1922-04
AT THE CROYDON MEETING ON EASTER MONDAY: Stocken, on the D.H.9A, 400 h.p. Liberty, winning the Club Handicap.
The Lisbon-Rio Flight: The Fairey seaplane "Lusitania," Rolls-Royce "Eagle 8" engine, taxying.
FURTHER VIEWS OF THE "D.H.34": Last week we published a description and some illustrations of the new "D.H.34" machine, as built for the Daimler Airway and Instone Air Line. These may now be supplemented by the above photographs, taken on the occasion of the lunch and subsequent visit to the Stag Lane aerodrome. The two larger views show the machine in three-quarter rear and side view, while below is seen the cabin, door, folding ladder, etc. Inset, shows the machine coming in to land.
The Handley Page W.8.B: All engine controls, etc., are carried along the starboard side of the fuselage, and are enclosed in a casing having detachable covers at intervals.
THE HANDLEY PAGE W.8B: Front view.
View of the mounting of one of the Rolls-Royce "Eagle" engines in the Handley Page W.8B.
THE HANDLEY PAGE W.8B: Three-quarter rear view.
THE HANDLEY PAGE W.8B: Three-quarter front view.
View inside cabin of Handley Page W.8B.
The Handley Page W.8B: All engine controls are carried on the starboard side of the fuselage, and are enclosed in a casing, as shown. Inset shows, diagrammatically, one of the under-carriages.
SOME DETAILS OF THE HANDLEY PAGE W.8B: 1, Mounting of petrol tanks on top plane. 2, Sketch showing one of the petrol tanks. 3, The metal shoe on the tail skid. 4, Diagrammatic view of port engine mounting. 5, Details of mounting of balanced ailerons.
The Bristol "Lucifer" 100 h.p. engine, mounted in the very pretty little Bristol monoplane flown by Mr. Uwins. Considering that this engine has three cylinders only, it runs very smoothly and evenly.
AT THE CROYDON MEETING ON EASTER MONDAY: Uwins getting off on the Bristol monoplane, with 100 h.p. Bristol "Lucifer" engine.
AT THE CROYDON MEETING ON EASTER MONDAY: Bert Hinkler on the Avro-Viper winning the Second Waddon Handicap.
A NEW AVRO OLEO UNDERCARRIAGE: The Avro-Viper, flown by Mr. Bert Hinkler in the races at Croydon, was fitted with an oleo undercarriage, which appeared to have exceptionally good shock-absorbing qualities, and entirely prevented bouncing, even in a pancake landing.
THE SUPERMARINE "SEA KING" ("Sea Lion II"): Side view.
THE SUPERMARINE "SEA KING" TAXYING: Note the wheels lifted clear of the water.
THE SUPERMARINE "SEA KING": General arrangement and details of the retractable undercarriage.
Sketch showing general arrangement of tail of the Supermarine "Sea King." The tail plane is negatively cambered.
The very substantial combined tail skid and water rudder of the "Sea King."
THE SUPERMARINE "SEA KING": The pilot's back rest hinges down to form a step so as to facilitate reaching the starting handle of the engine. The starting magneto is housed in the fairing on the port side. On the starboard side is the petrol filler cap.
THE SUPERMARINE "SEA KING": The rear step is "ventilated" by a tube running through the hull.
Supermarine S.S. Amphibian Flying Boat 300 hp Hispano-Suiza Engine
Captain Mattel, of the French Artillery at Fez, and Mr. Cobham.
"BLAZING THE TRAIL": Some photographs secured by Mr. Cobham's passenger on the 6,000 miles tour. 1. The D.H.9c at Batna. 2. Aerial view of Constantine in Algeria. 3. The machine on the natural aerodrome at Touggourt. 4. Mounting guard over the machine at Batna. 5. Sahara from above. Just beyond the wing tip may be seen Touggourt. 6. A bit of local atmosphere. The machine and a hangar (of sorts) at Biskra ("Garden of Allah").
La Rache Aerodrome, Spanish Morocco: The Air Service between Seville and La Rache is run with D.H.9c machines. Our photograph shows the arrival of the first machine after the inauguration of the service.