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Mines biplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1909

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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)

Mines Biplane

   Nicknamed the "Coffee-Stall", the freakish Mines Biplane appeared at the 1909 Doncaster Flying Meeting and was the creation of Edward Mines. The machine was a single-seat pusher with wings of 14 ft. span and of 6 ft. chord. No tail was fitted, and control was by means of a rudder at each wing-tip hinged to the front outer interplane struts, and by a strut-operated elevator on the leading-edge of the upper wings. The lower wing-tips were also adjustable. The engine was an air-cooled vee-twin of about 10 h.p. with chain-drive to the propeller shaft. The Mines Biplane was not successful and did not fly.

P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
The Mines biplane was present at the Blackpool Meeting in October 1909 but did not achieve flight.