M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
R. H. Eggleton, an apprentice at the London and South-Western Railway Carriage Works at Eastleigh. Hants., built three gliders during 1911, 1912 and 1913. The first was a parasol monoplane with a small nacelle, control being by ailerons, elevator and rudder of conventional pattern. The second machine also was a monoplane, but was of canard type, somewhat similar to the A.S.L. Valkyrie. The pilot sat above the wings and a wheeled undercarriage was provided. The span was 28 ft. and the length was 24 ft.
Flight, February 17, 1912.
Home Made Gliders.
Normally engaged as an apprentice in the London and South-Western carriage works at Eastleigh, nevertheless I have in my spare time been able to do a fair amount of work on gliders during last year, and the accompanying photographs may perhaps interest other readers of FLIGHT. The span of my latest machine is 28 ft., and the length overall 24 ft. Balance is obtained by ailerons coupled up to pedals, while a hand wheel operates the rudder and the elevator. The experimental work so far has been entirely obtained by towing the glider until it rises to a sufficient height. My previous model gave me some excellent sport over the 300 yards stretch that I have available. A club is being formed which I hope will do good work, and the country hereabouts is also an excellent flying ground for full-sized machines.
24, Cranbury Road, Eastleigh, Hants. R. EGGLETON.