M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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BASS-PATERSON flying boat (Capt. Ernest Bass and Compton C. Paterson)
This machine, also referred to as a 'Bat-Boat,' was built to the ideas of Paterson by S.E. Saunders Ltd. of Cowes, Isle of Wight. It was nearing completion in December 1914, but was destroyed by fire when on test in early 1915 before it could be flown.
The hull of Saunders 'Consuta' construction contained the engine, which drove a pusher propeller by chain. The two bay wings were swept aft at about 30 degrees and provided lateral control by warping. Wing tip floats were mounted flush to the undersides of the wings.
The open tailbooms carried a high mounted tailplane with elevators and large rudder and fin, together with a supporting float for the tail.
Power: 100hp Green six-cylinder inline water-cooled.
Hull length 13ft 9in