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Weiss No.1 Elsie

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1910

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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)


Weiss Tractor Monoplane No. 1

  Named Elsie after another of Jose Weiss's daughters, the first tractor monoplane was adapted from the tailless glider with which Weiss joined E. C. Gordon England and Noel Pemberton Billing for a while at Fambridge, Essex, during 1909. Originally a single straight skid with twin wheels formed part of the undercarriage, but this was changed later for a pair of curved skids. The engine was a three-cylinder 25 h.p. Warren-Simpson. During mid-1910 the machine was at Brooklands and was tested there by Gerald Leake, following unsatisfactory trials at Littlehampton, Sussex. Leake was a commercial artist, attracted also by the possibility of flight.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Weiss tractor monoplane No.I 'Elsie' was a reconstruction of the 1909 glider.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Weiss monoplane No.I 'Elsie' at Brooklands in 1910 with tail added.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/