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Gibson biplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1910

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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)

Gibson Biplane No. 1
   The single-seat pusher Gibson Biplane No. 1 was designed by J. and G. T. Gibson, and constructed by the Caledonian Motor and Cycle Works of Leith, Scotland, during 1909. The engine was a two-cylinder horizontally-opposed 30 h.p. Alvaston, with radiators mounted vertically on each side behind the pilot.

Gibson Biplane No. 2

   The Gibson Biplane No. 2 was a modification produced in 1910 of the Gibson No. 1 of the previous year. The same power plant, the 30 h.p. Alvaston, was used, but the airframe differed in several respects. A biplane fore-elevator was fitted in place of the monoplane type of the No. 1, and the undercarriage skids were extended upwards in a curve to provide additional support for it. The original monoplane tail-unit was replaced by biplane surfaces, with a pair of rudders set side-by-side between them, and the tail booms were lowered towards the rear so that the machine was in a horizontal position on the ground. Alterations were made also in the undercarriage struts. The Gibson No. 2 was flown in August, 1910. Span, 29 ft. Length, 30 ft.

Журнал Flight

Flight, February 19, 1910


   Herewith I send you two photos of biplane of our own model and construction.
   This is our third made and sold. We are now making a fourth, 29 ft. span; and a fifth is ordered, which must be ready for the London Show. It is intended by the purchaser to show also at Berlin.
   I thought you would like to know what we up North are doing for aviation.
Caledonian Motor and Cycle Works and Garage, Leith. JOHN GIBSON.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Gibson biplane No.l built at Leith in 1909 was unsuccessful.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Gibson biplane No.2 was a reconstruction of No.l. A further batch of nine was built.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
A SCOTTISH-BUILT BIPLANE. - This is the work of "Gibson's Aeroplanes" of Lelth. Mr. John Gibson, its designer, in sending us the photographs, writes: "The machine which we are at present practising with promises well, rising readily, but none of us are capable of handling her efficiently as yet. Of course, we have had our engine troubles and a few smashes, but all the fault is either with the engine or with our own inexperienced handling, which time will remedy. The machine itself is all right, and I believe the first Scottish-built aeroplane to leave the ground. My son, age 19, can handle her best; he appears in photos.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Gibson biplane No.3. A Farman type with twin tractor propellers.