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Walton, Edwards Colossoplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1911

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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)

Walton Edwards Colossoplane

   Known also as the Elephantoplane, the Walton Edwards Colossoplane two-seat tractor biplane was flying at Brooklands in October, 1911. The engine was the 100 h.p. Clerget, and an unorthodox feature of the machine was that the balance could be adjusted by sliding the engine and the seats fore and aft. Warping was used for lateral control, but was applied to the leading-edges of the wings instead of to the trailing-edges. A biplane tail with single elevator carried a single triangular rudder between the tail-planes, and two similar but larger rudders were mounted half-way along the tail booms.

P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
Walton-Edwards Colossoplane. This huge biplane made mainly straight flights at Brooklands towards the end of 1911.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
Messrs. Walton' and Edwards' biplane in flight at Brooklands.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
Grahame Gilmour in the New Martin-Handasyde monoplane. In the background is the Walton-Edwards biplane, in its latest form at the Brooklands aerodrome. This very substantial machine is now carrying out flights on the grounds.