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Parkes 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)

Parkes Biplane No. 1

   The first Parkes Biplane, designed by C. H. Parkes, was a single-seat pusher constructed during 1909. The propeller was driven by foot-pedals, the airframe of the machine being mounted on a bicycle undercarriage. A biplane front elevator was fitted. A speed of 9 m.p.h. was reached on the level, and the machine left the ground for a yard or two when running down a slope.

Parkes Biplane No. 2

   C. H. Parkes's second biplane was also built in 1909 as a single-seat pusher and was fitted with a two-cylinder 4 h.p. engine. A single front elevator was used and the machine was equipped with a tricycle undercarriage. Hops of 10-40 ft. were achieved. Weight loaded, 350 lb.

Журнал Flight

Flight, September 25, 1909


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Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Fig. 1. - Mr. C. H. Parkes mounted on the experimental biplane which was built by him upon a bicycle, and had its propeller coupled up to the pedals.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Fig. 2. - The improved biplane built by Mr. Parkes was equipped with a twin-cylinder air-cooled engine of 4-h.p.; and with this machine he was able to accomplish "jumps" of from 10 to 40 ft.
Журнал - Flight за 1909 г.
Fig. 3. - In the above photograph may be seen the position of the 4-h.p. motor and of the three supporting wheels on Mr. Parkes' later biplane, which weighed 350 lbs. with himself seated upon it.