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Gnosspelius No. 2

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1912

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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)


Gnosspelius Hydro-monoplane No. 2

  The second Gnosspelius single-seat tractor hydro-monoplane was designed by Oscar T. Gnosspelius at the end of 1910 and was built for him by Borwick and Sons at Bowness-on-Windermere. It was powered by the four-cylinder in-line 50 h.p. Clerget engine, and was supported on the water by a single broad float, 12 ft. long and 5 ft. wide, which was augmented by small wing-tip and tail floats. Tested during the summer of 1911, the machine toppled forwards in the water on to its back. Salvaged and rebuilt with the first Gnosspelius hydro-monoplane's 14 ft. by 4 ft. float, it left the water on 13th February, 1912, piloted by Gnosspelius. Subsequent flights were made by Ronald Kemp and Lt. J. F. A. Trotter, the machine still flying successfully in the spring of 1914. Wing area. 190 sq. ft. Weight empty, 650 lb.


Журнал Flight


Flight, April 20, 1912.

A Flight over Windermere.

  ON Saturday last Mr. Gnosspelius made a fine flight on his single-decker aquaplane over Lake Windermere. Starting from Mr. Wakefield's headquarters, South of Bowness, the machine flew down the lake to Lakeside, then up to the Beech Hill Hotel, back again to Lakeside, and then back to the hangar. It was in the air for some twenty minutes and although it did not rise very high it flew very steadily.

P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
Ronald Kemp piloting Oscar Gnosspelius's second hydro-monoplane on Lake Windermere.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
The Gnosspelius hydro-monoplane on Lake Windermere during a 12-mile flight under the pilotage of Mr. Kemp last week.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
THE GNOSSPELIUS HYDRO-MONOPLANE ON LAKE WINDERMERE. - View from the front after alighting on the water.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Gnosspelius No.2 hydro-monoplane was tested in 1911 but could not be flown until 1912 after changes to the floats.
P.Jarrett - Pioneer Aircraft: Early Aviation Before 1914 /Putnam/
Oscar Gnosspelius's monoplane No 2 was unsuccessful when tested in its original form in November 1911, but flight was achieved on 14 February 1912. This photograph of the machine taxiing out on Lake Windermere was taken shortly after.