M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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BENTON B.I & B.II. biplanes (John Frederick Benton, Manor Farm, Chalvey, near Slough, Buckinghamshire)
The B.I and its development, the B.II, were built with the help of John Allen of Bray Rd., Maidenhead. Both were single-seat, two bay biplanes with equal span wings and open frame fuselages. Power was provided by a 35-50hp NEC vee four-cylinder, water-cooled two-stroke engine driving twin pusher propellers.
Lateral control was by single acting ailerons and control in pitch was by variable incidence wings covered by Patent No.24945/1910. A sprung undercarriage, to counter lateral drift, was also covered by Patent No. 12375/1911. The Benton is believed not to have flown, and the B.II, although entered as No.31 in the 1911 Circuit of Britain Contest, was no more successful.