M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
Flanders F.2 and F.3
R. L. Howard Flanders was one of A. V. Roe's earliest assistants, having joined him when the triplane pioneer was making his first flights at Lea Marshes during the summer of 1909. Flanders afterwards accompanied Roe to the 1909 Blackpool Meeting, together with E. V. B. Fisher, and then teamed up with John V. Neale at Brooklands, designing the tiny Pup monoplane for him.
The following year, on 1st August, 1910, he started to draw up plans for his own monoplane to carry the powerful 120 h.p. A.B.C. engine. Construction of the airframe was started on 1st October and continued until 26th May, 1911, when work stopped owing to the non-arrival of the specified engine.