M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
Neale 6 Monoplane
The Neale 6 Monoplane was designed and built by J. V. Neale, and appeared in its original form at the 1909 Blackpool Aviation Meeting. It was a single-seat tractor powered by a 24 h.p. E.N.V. "H" engine. During 1910 it was crashed at Brooklands on 21st May, and was rebuilt by Edward and Henry Petre and R. L. Howard Flanders. Several changes were made at the same time, and included the fitting of a 20 h.p. J. A.P. engine, the covering of the hitherto open fuselage, the substitution of a tailwheel for the skid, and a completely new tail unit comprising a biplane tailplane and a forward-set fin.
Flight, May 14, 1910
The "Neale VI" Monoplane.
WITH reference to the photograph of the new monoplane with which Mr. J. V. Neale is experimenting at Brooklands, which appeared in our issue of last week, we have since received some particulars and dimensions which we now publish. The span of the main planes is 30 ft., and the method of control is by ailerons set in the rigid wings. The weight supported on the front wings amounts to 3.2 lbs. per sq. ft., while on the back surfaces the weight carried is 1.9 lbs. per sq. ft. The propeller, of 7 ft. 8 ins. diameter and 6 ft. 2 ins. pitch, is driven at a speed of 620 revs, through a reduction gear, which is self-contained with the engine. Including aviator, petrol, &c, the machine in running order weighs 530 lbs., and its lifting speed is 32 miles per hour.