Flight 1928-10
On the French stand: In the foreground the Nieuport-Delage commercial monoplane. In the extreme corner, a wing tip of the Potez 32. In the centre, the old Breguet "Nungesser-Coli." To the right of that the small Farman monoplane. And at the back, the Bleriot 111 and the fuselage of the Farman twin-engined machine.
The Dornier "Dolphin": Developed from the "Komet" type of landplane, this machine has a central hull added to a normal fuselage, but with an unusual engine placing.
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY FOR A SULTAN: On October 11 the R.A.F. gave a Display at Hendon in honour of the Sultan of Muscat. Our illustration shows No. 29 Fighter Squadron at Drill.
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY FOR A SULTAN: On October 11 the R.A.F. gave a Display at Hendon in honour of the Sultan of Muscat. Our illustration shows another view of No. 29 Squadron.
A MECCANO "ARGOSY": The accompanying scale model of the Armstrong-Whitworth "Argosy" is built throughout with standard Meccano parts. It has a span of 65 in. and a length of 52 in.; each of the three engines is operated by its own electric motor run from a 4-volt accumulator. The "joy-stick" operates the ailerons and elevators, while a rudder bar actuates the rudders - true to life! We would draw Mr. Handley Page's attention to the new circular slots fitted to the wings - and other parts.
"STAR TURN" AT NORTHAMPTON: Flying Officer R. L. R. Atcherley in a conventional position (for him) on his back in Flight-Lieut. Soden's "Genet-Moth" "OU" during a roll. He "shot up" the large crowd at Syweil on Saturday in his usual way, diving low and clearing with climbing rolls.
PAGEANT OF PROGRESS: The leader is a "cave-man"with a "cave-man's" alleged form of transport, of which one doubts the historical accuracy. He is followed by the "penny-farthing" bicycle motor-cycle, racing car and Avro "Avian" piloted by Lady Heath.
Mr. N. St. V. Norman, private owner of a D.H. "Moth" (Cirrus) fitted with Handley Page slots. He is codirector with Mr. F. A. I. Muntz, of Airwork, Ltd., who are constructing the Heston Aerodrome, Middlesex.
U.S. NATIONAL AIR RACES: The D.H. "Moth," flown by its owners, Kenneth E. Whyte and Harry R. Campbell (Members of the Hamilton, Ont., Aero Club), in the International Trans-Continental Air Race (Windsor - Los Angeles). They came in second.
Bombing Event at Northampton: Capt. H. Broad diving to attack the elusive car with bombs (bags of flour) in the "Gipsy-Moth"; an interesting event in which many pilots tried their hand. The continuance of joyriding slightly interfered with movements. Capt. E. W. Percival, on his Avro "Avian," with which he gained second place at the French Light 'PlaneTrials, planted some excellent shots.
U.S. National Air Races: A "Waco Ten," of which several were entered for the various events. It was one of these machines, piloted by W. H. E. Drury (a native of St. Catherines, Ont.), and fitted with a Wright "Whirlwind" that won the International Trans-Continental Race.
An Historic Exhibit. The Junkers W33 "Bremen," which made the first east to west Atlantic flight.
The Klemm L.25 W seaplane is a two-seater with 40 h.p. Salmson engine. This machine has taken off the water with three on board. The float undercarriage is interchangeable with the landplane unit.
The Junkers G.31 has three "Jupiter" engines, of which the central engine is fitted with a four-bladed propeller. This engine is geared, while the wing engines are direct-drive types.
View inside the cabin of the Junkers G.31.
U.S. NATIONAL AIR RACES: The "Cessna" (110 h.p. Warner "Scarab") monoplane which, piloted by Earl Rowland, won the Class A Trans-Continental Race (New York - Los Angeles).
The "Schlafwagen": The Albatros L.73 has its seats so arranged that they can be tilted to form couches at night.
For handling on the ground the Albatros twin-engined commercial machine is provided with tubular hand-rails under the stern of the fuselage.
SIR PHILIP SASSOON'S AIR TOUR: The Blackburn "Iris" flying-boat, fitted with three Rolls-Royce "Condor" engines, in which the Under-Secretary of State for Air, Sir Philip Sassoon, is carrying out a tour of the R.A.F. Stations at Malta, the Middle East, Iraq, and India.
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY FOR A SULTAN: On October 11 the R.A.F. gave a Display at Hendon in honour of the Sultan of Muscat. Our illustration shows No. 26 Squadron at "Message Picking Up ";
BRITISH AIRCRAFT AT BERLIN: The Avro "Avian" light 'plane, fitted with the Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet II" engine.
BRITISH AIRCRAFT AT BERLIN: The Avro "Avian" light 'plane, fitted with the A.D.C. "Cirrus II" engine.
THE AVRO EXHIBIT: The two "Avians," that on the left being fitted with an Armstrong Siddeley "Genet II," the other having an A.D.C. "Cirrus II."
A STUDY IN "NOSES": On the left the "Cirrus-Avian" and on the right the "Genet-Avian.'' Note the novel arrangement of the exhaust pipes on the latter.
Flying-Officer W. R. Parkhouse (Reserve) (on right) and Mr. Phil. Pike in the Avro "Avian" which the former's company, The Agra Engineering Co., Ltd., of Teignmouth, use for demonstration purposes in the south-west of England where they represent "Avian" interests. Mr. Pike's company, P. Pike and Co., are sub-agents for Exeter, Plymouth and Bath. Both are pilots of long experience.
The Dornier "Super-Wal": The power plant consists of four "Jupiters."
The Dornier Super-Wal "Blauwal": This photograph shows the cowling of the aft engines, the shape of the wing-stump floats, and the narrow-beam aft step with water rudder.
THE DORNIER "SUPER WAL": Sketches showing forms of Dornier metal wing-spar construction.
AN UNUSUAL FORM OF RUDDER BALANCE: On the Dornier "Super-Wal" separate surfaces, unstably hinged, are made to facilitate the work of operating the rudder.
"BLUEBIRD" DEVELOPMENT: This latest model of the Blackburn "Bluebird" (Genet engine) embodies improvements suggested after experience with the Mark I machine. It is adaptable to both land and sea chassis, the two pontoons being constructed of duralumin and supported by a steel tubular structure attached to the same fuselage fittings as used for the land chassis. A land type is now touring England with Mr. Charles Blackburn in charge.
Side by Side: The Blackburn "Bluebird," although placed under the gallery, is very effectively displayed, and its "sociable" seating arrangement is favourably commented upon.
Blackburn Monoplane Flying Boat (16 passengers) 3 - Bristol "Jupiter IX" Engines
Bleriot's Latest: The Bleriot 111 is an intermediate-size passenger monoplane with wings placed low on the fuselage.
Details of the mounting of the wheel on the Bleriot 111. The wing bracing strut is attached to the wheel centre, the wheels being internally sprung.
The internally-sprung wheels on the Bleriot 111 are accommodated in a rather unusual form of undercarriage arrangement.
THE GLOSTER HELE-SHAW BEACHAM VARIABLE PITCH PROPELLER: On the left, a "close-up" view of the hub, blade roots, &c, on a Bristol "Jupiter VI." On the right, the propeller in flight on the same engine, in a Gloster "Grebe," piloted by Flying Officer H. J. Saint.
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY FOR A SULTAN: On October 11 the R.A.F. gave a Display at Hendon in honour of the Sultan of Muscat. Our illustration shows No. 207 Bombing Squadron in close formation;
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY FOR A SULTAN: On October 11 the R.A.F. gave a Display at Hendon in honour of the Sultan of Muscat. Three Fairey Day Bombers, of No. 207, "Fly Past."
Ambitious! The twin-engined Farman commercial biplane is shown without wings, as at the Berlin Show, and is a great centre of attraction.
A GERMAN "FEEDER LINE" TYPE: The Focke-Wulf "Habicht" is fitted with the Wright "Whirlwind" engine.
The Gloster "Goldfinch": Side View. Note the neat cowling of the Bristol "Jupiter VII" Engine.
THE GLOSTER "GOLDFINCH": ALL-METAL SINGLE SEATER FIGHTER: Three views of the machine in flight, piloted by Flying Officer Howard J. T. Saint, D.S.C.
The Gloster "Goldfinch": Three-quarter rear view.
THE GLOSTER "GOLDFINCH": In this side elevation many of the constructional features can be seen. Note also the "clean" tapering nose of the fuselage.
THE GLOSTER "GOLDFINCH": Sketches illustrating the form of construction employed in the rear portion of the fuselage.
THE GLOSTER "GOLDFINCH": The sketch on the left shows the form of metal construction in the front portion of the fuselage, and the method of securing the rolled-steel spar. The packing block shown on the right is of Duralumin. The inset shows the rudder construction.
Gloster "Goldfinch" Bristol "Jupiter VII" Engine
The B.F.W. M.18 is a small "feeder line" type of monoplane of all-metal construction.
Big and Little Brother: Two B.F.W. commercial monoplanes, a large 10-seater (the M.20) and a smaller four-seater.
The B.F.W. M18 has its wheel axle projecting out through the side of the fuselage, the axle fairing serving to form a step, as shown in this sketch.
Sketch showing tail skid, central elevator crank and handling rail on the B.F.W. M.18.
A German Newcomer: The B.F.W. M.20, designed by Herr Messerschmitt, is a large all-metal cantilever monoplane. The engine is a B.M.W.
The B F.W. M23 low-wing monoplane with 20 h.p. Mercedes engine. Note the starboard wing carried on the side of the fuselage for transport.
The wings of the B.F.W. M.23 are dismantled by undoing three catches, and are then carried on the sides of the fuselage.
THE SUPERMARINE "SOLENT" AIR YACHT: Two views of the Supermarine flying-boat, fitted with three Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar" engines, which - as previously reported in FLIGHT - the Hon. Ernest Guinness chartered for a cruise over the Irish Lakes. It was specially fitted out as an aerial yacht, and was piloted by Capt. H. C. Baird.
A Czech Commercial Machine: The Aero A.23.
The Rohrbach "Romar" flying boat has a hull of very narrow beam and negligible lateral stability on the water. The wing floats are large to make up for this.
A German Air Yacht: The large Rohrbach "Romar" flying boat of LuftHansa. It is fitted with three B.M.W. engines of 800 h.p.
On the Rohrbach "Romar" the engines are mounted high above the wing on steel tube structures of rather "stilty" appearance.
NOT A CRUISER: This photograph showing the Rohrbach "Romar" hull from in front gives an excellent idea of the narrow beam. The bottom has a pronounced vee.
Water-tight bulkheads are used extensively on the Rohrbach "Romar." To facilitate inter-communication between compartments, doors of special design are used, which, although quickly opened, provide water-tight joints when closed. Details of the locking arrangements are shown, the central handle operating the radial members. The rubber strip shown at C is pressed against the metal frame, and in so doing expands and makes a tight joint.
The Italian Flying-Boat: View from above of the Savoia S.59.
The Espenlaub monoplane has its parasol wing supported on four cantilever struts. The engine is a 40 h.p. 6-cyl. Anzani.
One of the few seaplanes at the Berlin Show. The Heinkel H.E.10 monoplane. The Albatros stand is in the background.
THE "FOREIGNERS": A view of Hall II, showing the British section (in foreground) and, in mid air, a 1914 Grade monoplane and a Rumpler Taube.
The Focke-Wulf "Moewe" with "Jupiter" engine is a development of earlier and smaller machines of the feeder line type. Cantilever wings and a wide wheel track are features of the design.
The Focke-Wulf "Moewe" has the telescopic member of its undercarriage running to the cantilever wing.
The Arado V. is passenger monoplane fitted with Pratt & Whitney "Hornet" engine.
The Arado Commercial Monoplane has a fairly elaborate arrangement of wing and undercarriage strutting, as shown in this sketch. The shock absorbing element is in the form of rubber rings, arranged as in the Fokker machines.
Nieuport-Astra at Berlin: The Nieuport Delage type 640 is also a "feeder line" type of very compact design. The engine is a Wright "Whirlwind."
The cabin of the Nieuport-Delage type 640 has four seats, and is entered through a door of rather small dimensions.
A SAFETY DEVICE: The door handle on the Nieuport-Delage is provided with a neat catch which prevents accidental opening of the door during flight.
A SOMEWHAT UNORTHODOX DESIGN: The Muller G.M.G. II has its monoplane wing attached to a "bridge" running over the top of the cockpits.
In the little Muller monoplane the roof of the fuselage runs across the cockpits, and the wing is attached to this "bridge." The undercarriage is somewhat elementary, and the narrow wheel track might result in "cartwheeling" on the ground in a strong wind.
The "Moth" and the "Dove": The D.H. "Gipsy Moth,'' and above it the early Rumpler Taube (Dove).
Sir Samuel Hoare (centre). Capt. G. de Havilland (left), and Capt. C. C. Walker, during the Air Minister's visit to the de Havilland Aircraft Co.'s works and aerodrome of Stag Lane, Edgware, on October 8. He watched the erection of a Gipsy-Moth, included a tour of the new D.H. Engine factory in his inspection, and was very impressed by the general activities of the company.
PRIVATE OWNERS AT SYWELL: (1) Miss W. Spooner, with her new "Gipsy-Moth" which she handles well. (2) (left to right) Mr. G. A. R. Malcolm and Mr. R. P. Cooper, both "Gipsy-Moth" owners. (3) Mr. A. C. M. Jackaman, of the London Aeroplane Club, owner of a "Cirrus-Moth.'' (4) Mr. A. F. Wallace (left) and Mr. P. W. Hoare, owners of a "Cirrus-Moth" and "Gipsy-Moth," respectively.
THE PRETTIEST MACHINE IN THE SHOW: The D.H. " Gipsy-Moth" is generally admired for its good lines. Unfortunately, the floats, skis, etc., surrounding it rather detract from its appearance.