M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
The Grahame-White Biplane of 1910 was built for a projected flight from London to Paris. It was a pusher with a single propeller, and was designed on the lines of the Wright Brothers' biplanes. The elevator was mounted in front of the wings.
Flight, June 11, 1910
Mr. C. Grahame-White's New Biplane.
DURING the past week the British-built biplane with which Mr. Claude Grahame-White hopes to make an early attempt to fly from London to Paris has been on view at Messrs. Gamage's. In general appearance the machine resembles that designed by M. Sommer, but it differs in several minor details. Approximately the two main planes have a span of 33 ft., and they are placed about 5 ft. 9 ins. apart. The lifting surface is about 450 sq. ft., and the machine weighs approximately 800 lbs. The ribs are made of poplar and ash, a nd are so constructed that they can be easily replaced by slotting on to the main supports of the planes. These, together with the stanchions, are made of ash.