RAE Scarab
RAE - Scarab - 1932 - Великобритания
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1932

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Flight, February 1932

Flight, February 1932


  AN interesting aircraft most suitable for private owners who wish to fly economically has been built by the Royal Aircraft Establishment Aero Club. Some two years ago we saw this machine when it was in its embryo state and were impressed with the ingenuity with which existing materials and parts were being utilised to build this little aeroplane. It will be seen that it is a high-wing folding monoplane, very reminiscent of the Westland Widgeon, and has been designed with the idea of providing an excellent view, low landing speed, good take-off and pull-up. The control surfaces are large and the control below the nominal stalling point is good. Those directly concerned with the design and construction are: Messrs. P. Peters, C. Brewer (design and stress calculations), M. Harris, J. Young and W. Baker, while the initial flight test was made by F/O. H. H. Leech. The R.A.E. Club are to be congratulated on producing such an eyeable and suitable aircraft for the more impecunious private owners.

  Type High wing monoplane single-seater.
  Wing span 30 ft. 0 in.
  Chord 4 ft. 8 in.
  Wing area 127 sq. ft.
  Length overall 21 ft. 0 in.
  Height 6 ft. 9 in.
  Undercarriage Split.
  Track 5 ft. 0 in.
  Engine Bristol Cherub Mk. III.
  H.P. 32 at 3,200 r.p.m.
  Weight loaded 650 lb.
  Top speed 78 m.p.h.
  Stalling speed 32 m.p.h.
  Climb 600 ft. per min.