M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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BARNES monoplane (G.A. Barnes, Abbey Wood, Kent)
This machine, described as 'similar to an Antoinette', was shown at the Stanley Show in the Agricultural Hall, Islington, in November 1909 in skeleton form.
A single-seat tractor monoplane, it was designed and built by G.A. Barnes, a well known racing motorcyclist, during 1909. The power was provided by a 20hp JAP engine and it was reported to have flown for about a mile and a half at low altitude when tested in October 1909 at Abbey Wood, but was damaged on landing.
The fuselage was of vee-section and the wing tapered in plan.
P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
The Barnes Monoplane was a single-seat tractor, designed and built by G. A. Barnes, a well-known racing motor-cyclist, at Abbey Wood, Kent, during 1909. It was powered by the 20 h.p. J.A.P. engine, and when tested during October of the same year at Abbey Wood, flew low over the ground for about 1.5 miles.