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Short S.9 Wright glider

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)


Short-Wright Glider
  
  After Eustace Short witnessed Wilbur Wright flying at Le Mans in 1908 he decided that the most promising future of aeronautics lay in the heavier-than-air sphere. He and his brother Oswald were engineers and balloon makers to the Aero Club, and they prevailed upon the third brother, Horace, to relinquish his work on experimental steam turbines with the Hon. C. A. Parsons in Newcastle and to join them at Battersea. Their first product was a glider version of the Wright Biplane, completed in 1908 and tested successfully by Alec Ogilvie and by Hon. C. S. Rolls, who is shown flying the machine.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Short-Wright glider S.9 as delivered to Rolls in July 1909 for practice prior to completion of his powered Short-Wright.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Preliminary to his recent successful flights on his Short-Wright flyer, the Hon. C. S. Rolls obtained considerable proficiency in soaring with a man-carrying glider, also built by Messrs. Short Bros., by special permission of the Wright Bros., early last year. This was the first made with proper seat for the operator to sit in an upright position, and levers working like the full-size power machines, in fact a miniature reproduction minus the power plant. Mr. Rolls has sent us a couple of unpublished "snaps" of his glider practice which helped him so much in manipulating the full-sized machine.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Short-Wright glider S.9 at Leysdon in August 1909 after rear rudder and 'halfmoons' had been fitted.