M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
The Batchelor single-seat tractor monoplane was built at Rochester, Kent, by Albert Batchelor in 1910. A two-cylinder horizontally-opposed 35 h.p. Alvaston engine provided the power. The machine combined the warping wings, lifting tail and castoring undercarriage of the BIeriot with the under-slung pilot's position of the Demoiselle, and was equipped with a Cochrane patent propeller. The wing and tail surfaces were covered with Dunlop rubberized fabric. Span, 28 ft. Length, 26 ft. Weight empty, 480 lb.
Flight, July 2, 1910
A BRITISH-BUILT MONOPLANE.
I enclose you photos of my monoplane which I have built all myself (excepting the Alvaston engine and the Cochrane propeller) in my spare time. It is all English; the covering is by Dunlop. I commenced it last September, and have had it finished the last three weeks, but am waiting for the Royal Aero Club, of which I am a member, to allow me to try it at Eastchurch. The width over all is 28 ft., with a total length of 26 ft.; the total weight is 480 lbs., with petrol and water complete. I shall be pleased to show it to anyone interested or anyone thinking of building. I find it is a task not to be lightly undertaken.
Rochester. ALBERT BATCHELOR.