Flight 1925-02
The Fairey-Napier III.D at Work: The photograph herewith depicts one of the Fairey III.D seaplanes fitted with a 450 h.p. Napier "Lion," of the R.A.F., carrying out duties at Malta. This type of machine is used with very satisfactory results in all parts of the world. Recently one of these machines was stationed at Hong Kong for five months, during which time there was not a single engine failure or forced landing. On another occasion in the Dardanelles area one of these seaplanes carried out a continuous flight of 500 3/4 miles in 6 3/4 hours, with a load of over 2 1/4 tons, when the petrol consumption was only 15 1/4 gals, per hour. It was for this type of machine that the Dutch Government placed a large order with the Fairey Aviation Co., as previously reported in "Flight."
AERIAL ACTIVITY IN CANADA: The top view shows the Vickers "Viking " amphibian operated by the Laurentide Air Service, Ltd., of Montreal, flying over the Rouyn Gold Field district. Below, on the left, is an aerial view of typical country (in Reindeer Lake district) recently surveyed for map production by the Royal Canadian Air Force. On the right is another view of the Vickers "Viking," which was also used by the Fairchild Aerial Survey Co. (Canada) for aerial photographic operations.
A D.H.53 IN AUSTRALIA: In the cockpit, "Capt. F. W. Follett, Superintendent of Aircraft, Civil Aviation Branch of the Department of Defence. Our photograph also shows Capt. Reid, Mr E. J. Hart, Editor of "Aircraft" (in the sweater, Mr. McArthur Onslow (in front of Follett), Capt. Jones. M.C., D.F.C., Superintendent of Flying Operations and pilot of the G-AUAB round-Australia D.H.50, is talking to Col. Brinsmead, O.B.E., M.C., Controller of Civil Aviation.
A USEFUL SCHOOL 'BUS: The Gloucestershire Aircraft Co. have produced a new and very interesting type of two-seater dual-control machine, the "Grouse II," Fitted with 180 h.p. Siddeley "Lynx" 7-cylinder radial air-cooled engine, this machine, the "Grouse II" is primarily intended as an intermediate training machine for pilots going over to fast single-seater fighters.
A RECORD BREAKER: Two views, from another aeroplane, of the Koolhoven F.K.31, with Bristol "Jupiter" engine. A machine of this type, built in France by the de Monge-Buscaylet firm under licence, recently established three world's speed records over 100 kms., 200 kms., and 500 kms., carrying a useful load of 500 kgs.
AN AIRDISCO "AVRO": This machine, an Avro 504, is fitted with the new Airdisco engine of 120 h.p. The "Cirrus" engine is developed from this engine, being in effect one-half of it, cylinders and pistons being interchangeable. The Avro-Airdisco should be a very useful training machine of the medium-power type.
WINNER OF THE ZUGSPITZ FLUG: Herr Botsch on the Darmstadt Bahnbedarf E.I, with Blackburne "Tomtit" engine en route to the Zugspitze.
Two Pander light monoplanes in course of construction.
THE PANDER LIGHT MONOPLANE: Above, a view of the fuselage in course of construction. Below, the tail. On the right, the tail skid and fittings, and on the left, one of the U-bolts which secure the wing spars to the fuselage.
Pander Light Monoplane 30 hp Anzani Engine
The D.H.54 Commercial Aeroplane (Rolls-Royce "Condor" Engine): The fuselage nearing completion in the Stag Lane shops.
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT 'PLANES: Two views of the biplane designed by Mr. Broadsmith for Mr. H. W. Ross. This machine won the speed contest at a little over 70 m.p.h. In the left-hand photograph Mr. Ross is seen discussing things with one of his mechanics.
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT 'PLANES: Four views of the biplane designed for Mr. Onslow by Mr. Broadsmith. This machine gained most of the prizes. The engine is an A.B.C. "Scorpion."
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT PLANES: No.1, the Wackett pusher parasol monoplane. Note the biplane tail. This was the only all-Australian machine, the engine also having been designed by Sqdn.-Ldr. Wackett.
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT 'PLANES: No. 2, the Reid biplane, with Blackburne "Tomtit" engine, on her first and only flight.