M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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HEWITT glider (V.V.D. Hewitt, Trefnant, N. Wales)
Hewitt's glider was a biplane with single surfaced wings, the fabric covering being on the underside. The published illustration showed a biplane front elevator; there was a tailplane, not illustrated, and midgap ailerons. The fitting of an engine did not proceed. He took delivery of a Bleriot monoplane in early 1910 and flew to Ireland in it, in April 1912, but gave up aviation in 1914.
Flight, December 11, 1909
ANOTHER MAN-CARRYING GLIDER.
To the Editor of FLIGHT.
SIR, - I enclose a press plate of a biplane which I have just built, as I thought perhaps you might like to put it in FLIGHT. The machine is 30 ft. long and 6 ft. wide. It has the usual elevators in front and a tail behind, which, however, is not shown in the photograph. Balancing-planes are fitted at each end, and the whole is mounted on wooden runners. At present no engine is fitted, as it is being used as a glider. I have recently ordered a Bleriot monoplane, which is being delivered in January.
Yours faithfully, V. V. D. HEWITT.