Edwards Rhomboidal Biplane
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1911

Единственный экземпляр
Other than the knowledge that the Edwards Rhomboidal Biplane was produced in Britain during 1911, little on this particular machine appears to have survived the years. What can be said, however, is that even at a time when virtually every new design was truly experimental, the Edwards machine was certainly different. The first of two points of interest clearly visible in this photograph is the purely accidental selection by the designer of a modern, tricycle landing gear arrangement, in this case chosen simply to ensure that the machine did not tip over onto nose or tail when at rest on the ground. Secondly, the machine's method of power transmission, using chain drives with multiple right-angled power take-offs may have been similar to those used by the Wrights' 1903 Flyer, but actually has its roots in the first mechanical power transmission systems used in the early industrial mills of more than a century before