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Partridge-Kent biplane

Страна: США

Год: 1916

Partridge-Keller - Looper - 1914 - США<– –>Pfitzner - monoplane - 1909 - США


Форум Breguet's Aircraft Challenge


The aircraft is, of course, the famous (!) Partridge-Kent Biplane, adapted from the Partridge biplane by Frederick Kent of Killarney, Manitoba, the owner of a bakery shop in this small town near Brandon.
  Notable for its sesquiplane layout, and a control wheel where you pushed the wheel forward to make the aircraft climb (now that's intuitive!), the aircraft was built by Kent, assisted by 15-year-old Wilfred W. Schnarr, in a shed behind the store. It was assembled in a vacant field next door where taxying trials were carried out. In 1916, Kent moved to a field east of the town to make his first flights, 5 to 10 feet off the ground initially, and finally 200-300 feet up which resulted in a forced landing in another field.
  The owner of the field then told Kent he would have to stop because he was scaring the horses.

Форум - Breguet's Aircraft Challenge /WWW/