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Piffard biplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1910

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M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)


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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)


Piffard Biplane

  The single-seat Piffard Biplane was a pusher design by an artist, H. H. Piffard. and was constructed at Ealing during 1909. The engine was the eight-cylinder E.N.V. "D" of 40 h.p., arranged to slide on its mounting for the adjustment of the C.G. The machine was destroyed by a gale in December of the same year, but was rebuilt at Shoreham. Sussex, using the same engine, and was brought out again for tests on 3rd May, 1910.
  Following another crash, it was reconstructed once again and reappeared on 23rd June, but did not fly. Some good short flights were achieved on 10th July. 1910, but the machine's development was abandoned by the end of the year after several other crashes had occurred. Floats also were tried out on it. and the Piffard Biplane could be readily dismantled for packing into a pantechnicon. Span. 34 ft. Length, 31 ft. Wing area, 510 sq. ft. Weight loaded, 850 lb.


Журнал Flight


Flight, September 10, 1910

Mr. H. Piffard at Shoreham.

  As a result of solid perseverance and experiments Mr. Piffard is now starting practical work in earnest, and last week was making some satisfactory essays over a half-mile stretch with his biplane.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Piffard biplane of 1909 was built at Chiswick and assembled and tested at Ealing.
Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
MR. H. H. PIFFARD'S ALL-BRITISH BIPLANE ON THE SHOREHAM FLYING GROUND. - Driven by an 8-cyl. 40-h.p. E.N.V. engine and 7-ft. propeller, the span is 31 ft. The Shoreham grounds are controlled by Aviators' Finance, Ltd.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Piffard biplane No.2 used the engine and parts of No.l and achieved a number of straight flights at Shoreham in 1911.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/