M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
The third design of C. H. Parkes to be built during 1909 was a single-seat canard tractor monoplane which was constructed by the carriage works of T. Preece and Co., Monmouth. Its two-cylinder 20 h.p. engine was mounted before the wings, the pilot being seated behind them, A front elevator was fitted, with the tailplane and the rudder at the rear. Ailerons were used for lateral control. The machine first flew on 7th July, 1910. Span, 28 ft. 3 ins. Length, 28 ft. 3 ins. Wing area, 200 sq. ft. Weight empty, 500 lb.
Flight, April 30, 1910
ANOTHER BRITISH MACHINE.
Enclosed is photo of my latest machine, which I tried for first time last week.
I have not yet attempted to rise her, but results so far are very promising. Particulars of machine are :-Equipped with wheels and skids, weight complete under 500 lbs., front elevator and ailerons, controlled by one lever, rudder actuated by feet, 20-h.p. motor air-cooled, auxiliary exhausts, adjustable pitch propellers 2 ft. 8 1/2 ins. at 1,500 revs, per min. Total surface 200 sq. it., all planes double surface.
In photo I am seated. My brother, by propellers, is constructing a biplane, a few particulars of which he hopes to favour you with when completed.
The whole machine, bar engine, has been entirely constructed in Monmouth at Mr. T. Preece's Carriage Works.
Monmouth. CHAS. H. PARKES.