Chittenden, Robinson C.R. biplane No. 2
M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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CHITTENDEN-ROBINSON biplane No.2
The second CR biplane was a single-seat tractor with uncovered fuselage structure. The wings, of two and a half bays, were parallel with square tips and with single acting ailerons hinged behind the top wings. In a letter to Flight, 19 November 1910 (p.960), Robinson said the machine had not flown owing to the limited space at the ground, although it had lifted some eighteen inches from the ground during tests.
Power: 30hp Alvaston two-cylinder horizontally opposed, water-cooled driving a 7ft diameter Lascelles propeller.
P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
Chittenden-Robinson Biplane No. 2
The second biplane built by J. P. Chittenden and L. H. Robinson was a single-seat tractor constructed during 1910 and powered by a 30 h.p. Alvaston engine. Span. 30 ft.
Flight, October 29, 1910
THE C.R. MONOPLANE AND BIPLANE.
In your paper of January 22nd and 29th you published a paper and photograph of a C.R. biplane, for which I was jointly responsible. I now enclose some photographs which I trust you will consider worthy of publication in FLIGHT.
One photograph shows the workshop where Mr. Chittenden and I made our machine, and which has since been used by us for the construction of the monoplane, a photograph of which is enclosed, the work being carried out in the name of A. W. Seymour, Motor and Aeronautical Engineers, Rugby. The other two photographs are of the C.R. biplane No. 2. This machine is very satisfactory, and although we have not actually made a flight with it, it has lifted about 18 ins. from the ground, and runs well. Unfortunately we are greatly handicapped by the limited space at our disposal. It is fitted with an Alvaston engine (water cooled) of 30 h. p. at 1,200 r.p.m., and a Weiss propeller, 7 ft. diameter, made by Messrs. Lascelles and Co., of London. The main planes are about 30 ft. across and 4 ft. deep.
The monoplane is fitted with a 40-h.p. Lascelles 4-cyl. air-cooled engine, and a 7 ft. diameter Weiss propeller made by the same company. It will be a favour if you will note that the biplane was built and is owned by Mr. Chittenden and myself, whereas the monoplane was built by us in the name of A. W. Seymour, in which name we hope to continue the business.
Chiswick. LESLIE H. ROBINSON.